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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' carves up top spot at box office over 'Django,' 'Hobbit'

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Lionsgate's "Texas Chainsaw 3D" horror thriller topped the weekend box office charts with a big $23 million from 2,654 theaters, delivering better numbers than anticipated. Pic directed by John Luessenhop starring Alexandra Daddario, Tanya Raymonde and Scott Eastwood, averaged $8,666 per theater.

"Texas Chainsaw 3D" Daily Breakdown Over the Weekend:

  • Friday: $10.2 million.
  • Saturday: $7.9 million.
  • Sunday: $4.9 million. (Estimated)

In second, Weinstein Co's critically-acclaimed "Django Unchained" western revenge flick showed a mere 44% change when posting $20.08 million on its sophomore weekend, averaging $6,672 from 3,010 theaters. The Quentin Tarantino film starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson and others, now passes the $100 million mark with around $106.35 million earned thus far.

"Django Unchained" Daily Breakdown Over the Weekend:

  • Friday: $6.1 million.
  • Saturday: $8.4million.
  • Sunday: $4.9 million. (Estimated)

Third-placed "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" stayed on well with $17.52 million on its fourth weekend trial. Total cume for the first part of three films helmed by Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson based J.R.R. Tolkien's work, is now over $263.8 million. Overseas, the film starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitrage, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett among others, has grossed $513.4 million. That's a big $777.2 million worldwide total.

Universal's beloved musical drama "Les Miserables" also passed the $100 million magic mark with over $103.6 million earned domestically, thanks to its fourth-placed cume of $16.1 million. International total is at over $67.1 million for the $61 million production-budgeted movie starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Finally, in fifth position, 20th Century Fox's family-orientated comedy "Parental Guidance" starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, posted $10.1 million on its second weekend trial, showing a 30% change. Total domestic cume's at $52.7 million.

The first weekend of the year's off to a good start with the year-to-date revenue at $254.1 million when compared to 2012's $190.8 million, up by 33.21%. Attendance is up by 33.04%. Both of those high percentages will significantly drop as week's progress.

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