Weekend Box Office – ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ rules

Posted: January 6, 2013 in Movies

It was an interesting weekend at the box office as this weekend’s newest feature, Texas Chainsaw 3D, ruled the Christmas big hitters.  It’s not odd that people went to see a horror remake, but haven’t we seen enough of Leatherface?  Either way, the film made nearly $24M this weekend.  The remake, I’ve heard – because I would never pay money to go see it, focuses on a more psychological aspect of the madman murderer instead of popout gore scares.

Coming in second at the box office this weekend was Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  The spaghetti western starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio made nearly $21M.  The film, which had an incredibly inflated budget of $100M has already made $106M, so everything from this point on (not counting worldwide box office) is gravy money.

Third place was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure, Peter Jackson’s adaptation that has absolutely killed at the box office.  It made $17.5M this weekend to the tune of $263.8M lifetime.

Rounding out the top five was the musical adaptation of Les Misérables – which has had a rather disappointing turn at the box office so far – and the Billy Crystal family comedy Parental Guidance; bringing in $16M and $10M respectively.

Here is the full top 10:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Texas Chainsaw 3D – $23 (NEW)

2) Django Unchained – $20 ($106.3)

3) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $17.5 ($263.8)

4) Les Misérables (2012) – $16.1 ($103.6)

5) Parental Guidance – $10.1 ($52.7)

6) Jack Reacher – $9.3 ($64.8)

7) This is 40 – $8.5 ($54.4)

8) Lincoln – $5.2 ($143.9)

9) The Guilt Trip – $4.5 ($31.2)

10) Promised Land – $4.3 (NEW)

Via Box Office Mojo


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