BOX OFFICE: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Opens At #1; DJANGO UNCHAINED Lands At #2

BOX OFFICE: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Opens At #1; DJANGO UNCHAINED Lands At #2

Despite The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey initially being predicted to be #1 at the box office again this weekend, it looks like Texas Chainsaw 3D will remove the film's 3-week streak. Meanwhile, Django Unchained makes it to second place.



Originally, it was expected that Warner Bros.' The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be #1 at the box office for a fourth week in a row, with Lionsgate's Texas Chainsaw 3D (the biggest new release this weekend) debuting at #2. The slasher film, which is described as a direct sequel to the 1974 original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, was initially projected to gross somewhere in the mid-teens in its opening weekend. However, the movie has now surpassed expectations and grossed $10.2 million on Friday, putting it in the #1 spot. It's now projected to gross somewhere in the $20 million range this weekend. Another surprise sees Quentin Tarantino's revenge thriller Django Unchained grossing $6.2 million and dropping only 36%. While it's possible that these films' R-ratings will prevent them from outgrossing the PG-13 The Hobbit and Les Miserables this weekend, it appears that Texas Chainsaw will keep the former from reaching a four-week winning streak. Meanwhile, The Hobbit grossed $5.2 million, putting it in third place, while Les Mis is right behind it with $5 million.

The Hobbit recently crossed $500 million overseas, and has currently grossed nearly $765 million worldwide. Django Unchained has so far grossed an impressive $92 million domestically. What do you plan on seeing at the movies this weekend?









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