The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
topped the box office for the third consecutive weekend, grossing $30.8 million for a total of $292 million. Cheaper by the Dozen
($21.9 million), Something's Gotta Give
($12.5 million), Cold Mountain
($11.7 million) and Paycheck
($10 million) rounded out the top five. Meanwhile, Hollywood rang up $9.27 billion in ticket sales for 2003 off 0.5 percent from the previous year. It was the first downturn in more than a decade.