“Texas Chainsaw 3D” Debuts on Top with $23 Million


0  Updated at 3:25 am, January 7th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Texas Chainsaw 3D cut its box office competition down to size over the weekend.

The sequel to the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre opened in first place, earning an estimated $23 million.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, finished the weekend in the second spot, raising $20.1 million.  Django Unchained and another Christmas Day release, Les Miserables, which landed in fourth place this weekend, have both made over $100 million to date.

The Hobbit, which had been the number-one movie the previous three weekends, fell to third place, with $17.5 million in ticket sales.

The Matt Damon drama Promised Land debuted in 10th place, collecting just $4.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Texas Chainsaw 3D, $23 million
2. Django Unchained, $20.1 million
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $17.5 million
4. Les Miserables, $16.1 million
5. Parental Guidance, $10.1 million
6. Jack Reacher, $9.3 million
7. This Is 40, $8.6 million
8. Lincoln, $5.3 million
9. The Guilt Trip, $4.5 million
10. Promised Land, $4.3 million

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