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Audiences were in a laughing mood for Halloween as the horror spoof "Scary Movie 3" took in an estimated $21.1 million to remain the top movie for the second straight weekend. In its wide-release debut, Buena Vista's animated tale "Brother Bear" opened in second place with an estimated $18.5 million. The haul for "Brother Bear" was only for Saturday and Sunday; the distributor chose to expand it into wide release on Saturday rather than the traditional Friday, which was Halloween, typically a slow night at theaters. New Line's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" cut up an estimated $10.9 million in third place. Sony/Revolution's "Radio", came in at No. 4 with an estimated $10.2 million. Fox/Regency's "The Runaway Jury" rounded out the weekend top five with an estimated $6.9 million. "Scary Movie 3" pushed its 10-day total to about $78.6 million, surpassing the $71.3 million gross of "Scary Movie 2" over its entire run. The original "Scary Movie" topped out at $157 million. The murder thriller "In the Cut" directed by Jane Campion and starring Meg Ryan from Sony's Screen Gems expanded to wider release after a limited debut the previous weekend. "In the Cut" came in at No. 10 with an estimated $2.3 million, averaging $2,788 in 825 theaters. Miramax's "The Human Stain", starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman in an adaptation of Philip Roth's novel, opened in 160 theaters and took in an estimated $1.1 million. "Alien: The Director's Cut" debuted with an estimated $1.04 million from 347 theaters.


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