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"Texas Chainsaw 3D" Debuts on Top with $23 Million

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Texas Chainsaw 3D cut its box office competition down to size over the weekend.

The sequel to the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre opened in first place, earning an estimated $23 million.

Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Django Unchained, finished the weekend in the second spot, raising $20.1 million.  Django Unchained and another Christmas Day release, Les Miserables, which landed in fourth place this weekend, have both made over $100 million to date.

The Hobbit, which had been the number-one movie the previous three weekends, fell to third place, with $17.5 million in ticket sales.

The Matt Damon drama Promised Land debuted in 10th place, collecting just $4.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1. Texas Chainsaw 3D, $23 million
2. Django Unchained, $20.1 million
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $17.5 million
4. Les Miserables, $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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"Texas Chainsaw 3D," "Promised Land," "The Impossible" Open Friday

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening Friday:

-- Texas Chainsaw 3D: In this follow-up to the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a young woman inherits a Texas estate, then visits the property, where her life becomes endangered.  Alexandra Daddario, Scott Eastwood and Trey Songz star.  Rated R.

-- Promised Land: Matt Damon plays a corporate type who visits a town to secure drilling rights there for his natural gas company, only to face resistance from the locals.  John Krasinski, Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook also star.  Rated R.

Debuting in limited release:

-- The Impossible: Based on a true story and set during the Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in 2004, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor play a couple who, during a vacation in Thailand with their three sons, are separated by the natural disaster.  Rated PG-13.

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