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‘Saw II’ is a cut above

Horror sequel “Saw II” opened in theaters to $30.5 million from 2,949 locations. The opening is the biggest in the studio’s history, topping last year’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Debuting in second place was Sony’s “The Legend of Zorro,” which scored $16.5 million from 3,520 theaters. Followup to 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro” did solid biz overseas with $27 million. Universal’s “Prime” grossed $6.4 million from 1,827 venues, while Paramount’s “The Weather Man” hit rocky weather, started its run with $4.2 million from 2,798 theaters.

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