Following in the footsteps of its six predecessors, Saw VII has been rated R for "sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language." While this appears to live up to the series' gore standards, producers hope to take things a step further with the addition of 3D. This change comes in the wake of decent returns for last year's 3D horror titles The Final Destination and My Bloody Valentine 3-D and as a result of Saw VI's miserable run. Due to lazy advertising and unusually strong competition from Paranormal Activity (as well as natural franchise fatigue), Saw VI had by-far the series' worst performance yet, grossing just $27.7 million. Saw VII currently shares its Oct. 22 release date with Paranormal Activity 2.
Foreign sequel The Girl Who Played with Fire was awarded an R rating for "brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language." Predecessor The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has made $8.7 million since opening Mar. 19, making it the highest-grossing limited-only release of 2010 thus far. The Girl Who Played with Fire, which has already earned over $50 million overseas, hits select theaters on July 9.
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