Latifah Muhammad

Trey Songz’ Texas Chainsaw 3D Tops Box Office


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.

Photo: Lionsgate

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