5 January 2013 10:33 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With generally negative reviews that still seemed a little astonished that it wasn't more awful, Texas Chainsaw 3D seems a slight cut above the usual dreck that comes out in the first week of January-- and the box office is rewarding it in turn. Early Friday box office estimates say Texas Chainsaw will rank above all the huge holiday holdovers this weekend, making $10.2 million yesterday and predicted for a $21 to $25 million weekend after all. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which opened in second place behind The Hobbit the weekend after Christmas, is hanging on to its second place spot, with Les Miserables and The Hobbit fighting it out for third, according to The Hollywood Reporter. All are expected to have strong weekends that add to their already-massive grosses, so there are really no losers involved, even though it might sting for prestige fare like Les Mis to fall behind a »

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