6 January 2013 7:09 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and its star Leatherface massacred the competition at the North American box office this past weekend. The horror sequel pushed three-week champ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to third place, while Django Unchained stayed put in second. Elsewhere, Les Miserables reached an impressive milestone for a musical. Overall the top ten was in very good shape for the first weekend of 2013, which is usually a quiet time at the multiplex, and is up 33% over the same weekend last year.

There is apparently no better time to unleash a low-budget horror flick than the first weekend of a new year. Paramount reaped the benefits last year with the terrible micro-budgeted The Devil Inside which earned a huge $35 million. Lionsgate was obviously paying attention to the marketing and response to that film when they penciled in the latest film spawned by the Tobe Hooper original nearly four decades ago. »

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