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Audiences were craving a post-holiday scare as "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" massacred the competition on a relatively slow Friday night at the box office. Likely to earn around $25 million for the weekend, the sequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic carved up a meaty $10.2 million on Friday, putting it well ahead of the No. 2 film, Quentin Tarantino's bloody western "Django Unchained." That film earned another $6.1 million and is well on its way to crossing the $100 million mark. Its domestic total now stands at $92.4 million.  Meanwhile, Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" prequel, "The Hobbit: An »


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