November 4th, 2003
weekend, droves still went to see the horrendous Scary
Movie 3 as it made another 20 million and now approaches
a total of 80 million. But what's this? One of Disney's
final 2-D efforts, Brother Bear, took in an
impressive 19.4 million for Saturday and Sunday. As most of
you probably know, Disney chose to open the film on a
Saturday since they didn't think many families would come
Halloween night. Nonetheless, the strong debut is good news
for traditional animated film fans. Maybe the genre isn't
dead yet... and surely if the film opened on Friday, it
would have been in first place.
Also holding its
own over the Halloween weekend was the remake of The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre with 10.8 million, as the cheap
studio film now stands at 66 million. Also holding strong
was the drama Radio with 9.6 million, followed by
Runaway Jury with 6.5 million and Mystic River
with 6.2 million. Rounding the weekend out were Kill
Bill: Vol. 1 and The School Of Rock with 4.5
million each, Intolerable Cruelty with 2.4 million
and Good Boy! with 2.2 million.
As the November
movie season begins to turn up next week, can Disney's
"Brother Bear" hold up with a slew of family films opening?
Stay tuned, DVD fans!