The third time's the charm for the Scary Movie
franchise. The third installment of the horror-spoof series topped the box office with $49.7 million, the best October debut ever. (Note to Good Morning America
movie critic Joel Siegel
: My 84-year-old grandmother went to see SM 3
based on your glowing review only to storm out of the theater 10 minutes in. "It was revolting
," she told me last night. "Can you get me Joel's address, because I want to write him a letter.") Meanwhile, the Scary
windfall pushed last weekend's No. 1 flick, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
, to No. 2 with $14.7 million. Cuba Gooding Jr.
's feel-good drama Radio
opened in third place with an impressive $14 million haul. And Angelina Jolie
's career troubles continued with her latest flick Beyond Borders
, which debuted at No. 11 with a beyond horrific $2 million.