Long Range Forecast: 'Texas Chainsaw 3D'

Featured Stories - on November 10, 2012 by BOXOFFICE Staff

texas3d.pngKicking off our Long Range Forecast for 2013 is a single new release. While things could change between now and then, the only film currently scheduled to open wide on January 4, 2013 is Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

PROS:

- Early January is historically a good time of year to release horror films.
- Lionsgate has a strong history with the horror genre.
- Without the aid of 3D surcharges, 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning opened with $18.51 million.

CONS:

- Could be viewed as re-starting the franchise too soon after 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
- With A Haunted House and Mama also on the January schedule, there will be major competition for horror fans and the potential for front-loading to be even more of a factor than it already would be.

Notable changes on our forecast this week include The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and Rise of the Guardians.

Check out our predictions for this and other upcoming films in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Texas Chainsaw 3D Jan 4, 2013 Lionsgate
$16,000,000 $30,000,000
Les Miserables (2012) Dec 25, 2012 Universal
$22,000,000 $108,000,000
Django Unchained Dec 25, 2012 Weinstein Company
$28,000,000 $103,000,000
Parental Guidance Dec 25, 2012 Fox
$9,000,000 $35,000,000
This is 40 Dec 21, 2012 Universal
$12,000,000 $65,000,000
Jack Reacher Dec 21, 2012 Paramount
$16,000,000 $75,000,000
The Guilt Trip Dec 19, 2012 Paramount
$10,000,000 $53,000,000
Monsters, Inc. 3D Dec 19, 2012 Disney
$8,000,000 $36,000,000
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Warner Bros. / New Line
$137,000,000 $445,000,000
Playing For Keeps (2012) Dec 7, 2012 FilmDistrict
$6,000,000 $18,000,000
Killing Them Softly Nov 30, 2012 Weinstein Company
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Silver Linings Playbook Nov 21, 2012 Weinstein Company
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Life of Pi Nov 21, 2012 Fox
$17,000,000 $64,000,000
Rise of The Guardians Nov 21, 2012 Paramount / DreamWorks
$36,000,000 $145,000,000
Red Dawn (2012) Nov 21, 2012 Open Road
$12,000,000 $36,000,000
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Lincoln 
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012 
Lionsgate
Disney / DreamWorks
$146,000,000
$18,000,000 
$292,000,000
$92,000,000 

* = 3-day weekend (Friday through Sunday)

Shawn Robbins, Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill contributed to this article.

Tags: Texas Chainsaw 3D, Rise of the Guardians, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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