The Hobbit chased off by Chainsaw

Monday, 07 January 2013 - 18:04


Horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D has unexpectedly topped the US box office, ending The Hobbit's three-week reign.


The movie, set immediately after the events in Tobe Hooper's classic 1974 slasher picture, made 23 million dollars in its opening weekend.


It immediately made back its 20 million dollars budget for film company Lionsgate.


Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained held firm at number two, making 20.1 million dollars, while The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey slipped to number three.