Brother Bear Paws its Way to Distinction

While Dimension's SCARY MOVIE 3 barely kept its hold on first place for the Halloween weekend ended Nov. 2, 2003, Disney's BROTHER BEAR, despite only two days of expanding nationwide, finished second, gathering a huggable $19.4M. With a per screen average of $6,404, BROTHER BEAR has now risen to $19.8M, making a good case for traditional animation given the right vehicle.

Coming in third was New Line's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake, scaring up $10.8M for a cume of $66M. Sony's heart-warming RADIO finished in fourth place with $9.6M and a total to date of $26.2M. Fox's RUNAWAY JURY isn't running away with anything, slipping to fifth with $6.5M, good enough for a tepid $33.3M. Clint Eastwood's MYSTIC RIVER finished sixth with $6.2M. The Warner Bros. Oscar-contender now has a modest $33.5M to its credit. Miramax's KILL BILL VOLUME 1 (with vfx by Centro Digital Pictures Ltd. and K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.) held the seventh spot with $4.5M, and $60.8M to date. Paramount's SCHOOL OF ROCK came in eighth with $4.5M and a tally of $69.2M. Universal's INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, despite the star pairing of George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, is not exactly lighting up the box office. It remained in ninth place with $2.4M and a cume of $31.8M. MGM's talking dog fest, GOOD BOY! (courtesy of courtesy of Jim Henson Prods. with vfx from Rainmaker Digital Pictures), took the 10th position with $2.2M, good enough for a total of $35.2M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.

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