‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ tops US box office

Texas Chainsaw 3D has debuted at the top of the US box office this weekend.

The horror movie reboot ended the three-week number one streak of The Hobbit after grossing $23m. The fantasy film dropped to number three, earning $17.525m.

Quentin Tarantino’s revenge western Django Unchained remained at number two with $20.082m, while Les Misérables and Parental Guidance each dropped one spot to fourth and fifth place respectively.

Also holding on to the top ten are Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher and This is 40 at number six and seven. The films made $9.3m and $8.5m respectively.

The political biopic Lincoln rose from seventh to eighth place with $5.25m in ticket sales, bringing its total gross up to $143.9m.

Promised Land, the new Gus Van Sant drama starring Matt Damon, made its top ten debut at number ten, earning $4.3m.

The top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (-) Texas Chainsaw 3D – $23 million
2. (2) Django Unchained – $20.082 million
3. (1) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $17.525 million
4. (3) Les Mis̩rables Р$16.117 million
5. (4) Parental Guidance – $10.125 million
6. (5) Jack Reacher – $9.3 million
7. (6) This is 40 – $8.559 million
8. (7) Lincoln – $5.258 million
9. (8) The Guilt Trip – $4.53 million
10. (-) Promised Land – $4.312 million