Scary Movie 3 Smashes Records

Horror spoof SCARY MOVIE 3 has charged to the top of the American box office this weekend (24-26OCT03) with a record haul both for an October release and for its distributor MIRAMAX FILMS.

The ensemble comedy earned $49.7 million (GBP31 million), smashing the October record set last year (02) when SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS thriller RED DRAGON opened at number one with $36.5 million (GBP22.8 million).

The previous company record for Miramax was the $42.4 million (GBP26.5 million) take for the first SCARY MOVIE in 2000.

The latest film - directed by comedy veteran DAVID ZUCKER, best known for his work on spoof classics AIRPLANE! and the NAKED GUN series - features LESLIE NIELSEN, CHARLIE SHEEN and QUEEN LATIFAH sending up recent supernatural chillers like SIGNS, THE RING and THE OTHERS.

Last weekend's (17-19OCT03) top movie THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE slipped to second place with $14.7 million (GBP9.2 million), taking its 10-day total to $51.2 million (GBP32 million).

CUBA GOODING JR's new movie RADIO, which is based on the real life story of a retarded football coach, came in third with a healthy opening take of $14 million (GBP8.75 million).

26/10/2003 20:59

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Tags: Scary Movie - Anthony Hopkins - Red Dragon - David Zucker - Airplane - Charlie Sheen - Signs - The Ring - The Others - Cuba Gooding Junior - Radio


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