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'Scary' Movin'

Be afraid. Be sort of afraid. Because at $48.1 million, Scary Movie 3 is now the biggest October opening of all time (slapsticking past 2002's Red Dragon) and Miramax/Dimension's best debut ever (topping the first Scary Movie). Thanks in part to a slam-dunk trailer and a PG-13 rating, the pseudo-spooky spoof easily outdid last week's champ, Chainsaw, which slid a bloody 48 percent to No. 2. While $13.3 million worth of crowds tuned in to Cuba Gooding Jr.'s feel-good football flick Radio, audiences deported Angelina Jolie's relief-aid drama Beyond Borders to 11th place. And finally, though it's no Nemo, Disney's 2-D 'toon Brother Bear clawed up $291,940 on just two screens. Grizzly! NUMBER WEEKEND WEEKS GROSS WEEKEND OF PER-SITE IN TO TOP 20 GROSS* SITES+ AVERAGE RELEASE DATE

1 SCARY MOVIE 3 $48.1 3,505 $13,727 1 $48.1 2 THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE $14.5 3,018 $4,794 2 $50.9 3 RADIO $13.3 3,074 $4,328 1 $13.3 4 RUNAWAY JURY $8.4 2,815 $3,001 2 $24.1 5 MYSTIC RIVER $7.8 1,493 $5,216 3 $24.7 6 SCHOOL OF ROCK $6.5 2,951 $2,210 4 $63.4 7 KILL BILL -- VOL. 1 $6.4 2,633 $2,414 3 $54.0 8 GOOD BOY! $5.1 2,762 $1,834 3 $32.1 9 INTOLERABLE CRUELTY $3.6 2,290 $1,585 3 $28.3 10 UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN $2.3 1,224 $1,869 5 $37.2 11 BEYOND BORDERS $2.1 1,798 $1,155 1 $2.1 12 OUT OF TIME $1.5 1,565 $985 4 $37.8 13 LOST IN TRANSLATION $1.5 568 $2,611 7 $23.1 14 THE RUNDOWN $1.0 1,128 $890 5 $46.2 15 SECONDHAND LIONS $1.0 986 $1,012 6 $40.0 16 LUTHER $0.5 177 $2,825 5 $4.4 17 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN $0.5 379 $1,272 16 $301.2 18 FINDING NEMO $0.4 404 $1,078 22 $338.7 19 HOUSE OF THE DEAD $0.4 798 $476 3 $9.8 20 THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS $0.3 452 $758 6 $29.3

SOURCE: NIELSEN EDI. WEEKEND OF OCT. 24-26 *WEEKEND-GROSS AND GROSS-TO-DATE FIGURES IN MILLIONS

+INCLUDES SOME MULTISCREEN THEATERS AND PRINTS SHIPPED AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SCREENS

OPENING NUMBER DOMESTIC SPOOF MOVIES Top Grossers WEEKEND* OF SITES GROSS

7/7/00 SCARY MOVIE $42.3 2,912 $157.0 6/28/91 THE NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR $20.8 2,378 $86.8 6/27/80 AIRPLANE! N/A N/A $83.5 3/23/84 POLICE ACADEMY $8.6 1,063 $81.2 12/2/88 THE NAKED GUN $9.3 1,576 $78.6 7/4/01 SCARY MOVIE 2 $20.5 3,220 $71.3 7/31/91 HOT SHOTS! $10.8 1,929 $68.3 3/29/85 POLICE ACADEMY 2 $10.7 1,613 $55.3 3/18/94 NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT $13.2 2,361 $51.1 3/21/86 POLICE ACADEMY 3 $9.0 1,788 $43.5

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