Buena Vista Tops Box Office for Second Month in Row8 Nov, 2002 By: Brendan Howard
Buena Vista was tops in September box office, and it's tops again in October, thanks to Reese Witherspoon and Tuck Everlasting.
The Witherspoon starrer Sweet Home Alabama made $71.7 million in theaters this month, bringing its cume to $107.3 million after five weeks in release. Family-friendly Tuck Everlasting was second best for Buena Vista, with a three-week tally of $14 million.
New release Moonlight Mile, with $5.9 million, and still-successful Signs, with $4.4 million this month, also helped push Buena Vista past Universal, which had Red Dragon, a new-release juggernaut that made $84.9 million and almost singlehandedly propelled the studio to the No. 2 spot.
DreamWorks SKG took a No. 3 market share, thanks to Halloween-friendly horror flick The Ring and the actioner The Tuxedo.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, released April 19, is still building one heck of a dowry for No. 4 IFC Films, with an October take of $41.1 million, bringing its box office total after 28 weeks to $177.7 million.