6 January 2013 8:57 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Texas Chainsaw 3D, the R-rated franchise title from Lionsgate, managed to wrest the top spot away from The Hobbit and Django Unchained on 2013’s inaugural weekend. The horror film’s estimate of $23 million from 2,654 locations was a bit higher than expected, though probably not high enough to ensure box office longevity. Leatherface aside, the New Year looked suspiciously like Christmas as holiday-holdovers stretched their legs.  Title Weekend Total 1.  Texas Chainsaw 3D $23,000,000 $23 2.  Django Unchained $20,082,000 $106.3 3.  The Hobbit $17,525,000 $263.8 4.  Les Miserables $16,117,000 $103.6 5.  Parental Guidance $10,125,000 $52.7 6.  Jack Reacher $9,300,000 $64.8 7.  This is 40 $8,600,000 $54.5 8.  Lincoln $5,258,000 $143.9 9.  The Guilt Trip $4,530,000 $31.2 10.  Promised Land $4,311,500 $4.6 The first weekend of any New Year is more about celebrating the old than ‘ringing in the new’ – at least at the box office. With so much invested in December releases, few studios are interested in launching new product until they have squeezed every dollar out of last year’s schedule. So, for the third year in a row, the »

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