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    Box Office: Texas Chainsaw 3D Shocks—Thanks to Trey Songz

    Texas Chainsaw 3D, Trey Songz Lionsgate

    Texas Chainsaw 3D was the surprise No. 1 film at the weekend box office due to, in part, its surprise draw: Trey Songz.

    Exit polling showed one in three moviegoers cited the singer, making his first turn in a major movie, as the horror remake's main attraction, 

    Django Unchained and Les Misérables  meanwhile, both zoomed to $100 million domestically, while Matt Damon's Promised Land struggled to crack the Top 10.

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    Texas Chainsaw 3D goes down as the second-biggest opening Texas Chainsaw movie. Its bigger-than-expected estimated $23 million Friday-Sunday take was driven by presumably Songz-taken females, who made up more than half of the opening-weekend audience. About the only game the movie didn't win was the Cinemascore one—per the polling company, the film was graded just a C-plus by moviegoers. 

    In its second weekend, Django ($20.1 million) held strong, and held onto second place in the weekend standings. Overall, the Quentin Tarantino Oscar hopeful is now at $106.4 million stateside.

    Les Mis ($16.1 million) cracked $100 million nearly as fast as Django, 13 days to the latter's 12 days. No movie musical has ever gotten to nine digits as quickly.

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    Elsewhere, Promised Land went wide, but didn't impress with a $4.3 million take from more than 1,600 screens.

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had its run at No. 1 ended after three weekends, dropped to third place, but picked up another $17.5 million and upped its domestic haul to $263.8 million.

    Billy Crystal's and Bette Midler's Parental Guidance ($10.1 million; $52.8 million overall domestically) continued to school fellow holiday-season comediesThis Is 40 and The Guilt Trip.

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    Outside of the Top 10, two awards-season contenders impressed. The controversy-courting Zero Dark Thirty put up a big $2.8 million from just 60 theaters, while Naomi Watts' The Impossible ($2.8 million) averaged a solid $4,825 from its 500-plus theaters.

    Overall, the first weekend of 2013 was just about even with the first weekend of 2012.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per studio estimates and stats as compiled per Hollywood.com:

    1. Texas Chainsaw 3D, $23 million
    2. Django Unchained, $20.1 million
    3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $17.5 million
    4. Les Misérables, $16.1 million
    5. Parental Guidance, $10.1 million
    6. Jack Reacher, $9.3 million
    7. This is 40, $8.6 million
    8. Lincoln, $5.3 million
    9. The Guilt Trip, $4.5 million
    10. Promised Land, $4.3 million

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