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Weekend Box Office: 'Texas Chainsaw' Nabs Early Lead

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The Friday estimates are in and "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is leading the weekend box office.

The latest in the "Texas Chainsaw" franchise brought in $10.2 million on Friday across 2,654 theaters. THR reports that this total puts "Texas Chainsaw 3D" on pace for a weekend gross in the range of $21 million to $25 million. With an estimated budget of $8 million, the film will be profitable for Lionsgate.

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" made $6.1 million on Friday, which THR projects will give it a $19.5 million weekend. The film has made a total of $92.4 million since its Dec. 25 release. Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" took the number three spot. The epic made $5.2 million across 3,755 theaters on Friday. The film has now reached a total gross of $251.5 million.

"Les Miserables" and "Parental Guidance" took the number four and five spots on Friday, respectively. The film adaptation of "Les Miserables" made $4.9 million across 2,904 theaters. To date, the film has grossed $92.3 million. Bette Midler's "Parental Guidance" brought in $3.1 million for a total of $45.7 million.

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