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.
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