BLOOD AND GUTS

‘Texas Chainsaw’ Wins Box Office

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Dan Yeager stars as 'Leatherface' in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D.

Leatherface has still got it. Texas Chainsaw 3D rose to the top of the box office this weekend, earning ticket sales of $23 million in the U.S. and Canada. Experts did not think that the newest entry in the 40-year-old franchise would be able to best holiday hits like The Hobbit and Django Unchained, but Texas Chainsaw’s $20 million marketing campaign apparently paid off. Django Unchained ended up in the No. 2 spot after selling $20 million in ticket sales, and The Hobbit came in third with $17.5 million. Texas Chainsaw was the only new nationwide release this weekend.