Miramax Maxes Out at Box Office10 Nov, 2003 By: Brendan Howard
Miramax really cut up audiences in October -- with laughter in the spoof Scary Movie 3 and with a sword-swinging Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol. 1. The two earned Miramax No. 1 box office market share for the month.
More than $32 million in ticket sales separated Miramax, with $109.6 million, from the No. 2 box office market share winner, Paramount, with $77.3 million. Paramount heavy hitters included the guitar-heavy comedy School of Rock as well as the Cuba Gooding Jr. starrer The Fighting Temptations.
MGM came in at No. 3, with $71.4 million. The first weeks of the kid-friendly Good Boy! and Out of Time, starring Denzel Washington, were the studio's big producers.
Blasts from the past helped bring New Line, with $68 million, a No. 4 market-share win. Veteran actors Robert Duvall and Michael Caine starred in Secondhand Lions, and evil was back in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Universal, with $58.9 million, was No. 5. Its big winners were The Rundown and Intolerable Cruelty.