Saw franchise ends with a bang, and a bloodletting
It’s a bittersweet weekend for "Saw" fans as the final film in the long-running franchise hits theaters. How much mayhem have we endured over the past six years? Quiz your friends while you wait in line with this quick by-the-numbers look.
Q. How does Jigsaw stack up to other villains when it comes to box office?
A. Saw has sold $370 million worth of tickets sold (so far) -– that means Jigsaw has drawn more victims (to theaters) than Michael Myers (“Halloween”), Jason Voorhees (“Friday the 13th”) and even Freddy Krueger (“Nightmare on Elm Street”).
Q: How many people will Jigsaw have taken out, or pushed to suicidal action, by the time the "Saw 3D" credits roll?
A: 70, including this film and the six previous ones.
Q: How many diabolical torture/death traps has the franchise featured?
A: 47, including the hair puller pictured at right. "Saw 3D" has the largest number of traps.
Q. How many gallons of fake blood were needed for “Saw 3D"?
A: More than 25 –- that’s 2.5 times more than they needed for "Saw II."
A: 100 square feet.
Q: How many pig masks have been created for the series?
Q: How many freaky dolls have been used in the series?
A: 8. The first was made by James Wan in Australia for his short film, and that doll was later used in the original "Saw." The "Saw 3D" production has a “stunt” Billy doll.
-- Jevon Phillips
Photos: Naomi Snieckus is Nina in "Saw 3D" (top); a hair-pulling torture device from "Saw IV." Credit: Lionsgate.