The weekend has been pretty good to Trey Songz as his silver screen debut Texas Chainsaw 3D topped the box office this.
Pulling in $23 million, the film surpassed the likes of Django Unchained, The Hobbit, and other high-grossing releases.
From E! Online:
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.
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.
Being in the No. 1 spot is nothing new for the Virginia native. His Chapter V album debuted in the top spot on Billboard's album charts, upon its release last summer.