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Red Dragon breaks Oct opening record with $37.5m

Universal's Hannibal Lecter horror thriller Red Dragon scored the highest ever October opening over the weekend as it scorched to the top of the charts with a redoubtable $37.5m, according to estimates released today (Sunday). Although this was considerably less than the $58m opening for MGM's Hannibal in February 2001 bow, studio executives will be heartened by a terrific start, underwritten by the public's insatiable appetite for Anthony Hopkins' hammy yet bewitching ...

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