Going into this weekend, most box office watcher had expected Django Unchained and The Hobbit to fight it out for the top spot, with few thinking Texas Chainsaw 3D would be in the mix. In the end it was the horror movie that topped the chart with $23 million, far more than most expected.
However Django and Les Miserables had something to cheer about, as they both crossed the $100 million mark in the US.
There was one other first timer on the top 10 list, the Gus Van Sant movie Promised Land. The Matt Damon and John Krasinski starring film expanded from 22 screens to over 1,600 and took $4.3 million, which is a decent but unremarkable expansion.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of January 4th-6th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Texas Chainsaw 3D||$23.0||$23.0|
|3||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||$17.5||$263.8|
|7||This Is 40||$8.5||$54.6|
|9||The Guilt Trip||$4.5||$31.2|