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Box Office History for Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Oct 18, 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre $140,000   $26,572,439 $26,572,439  
Aug 22, 1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 $4,700,000 $2,822,439 $8,025,872 $8,025,872  
Jan 12, 1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III     $5,697,588 $5,697,588  
Aug 29, 1997 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Next Generation   $53,111 $94,558 $94,558  
Oct 17, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre $9,000,000 $28,094,014 $80,390,022 $107,785,686  
Oct 6, 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning $16,000,000 $18,508,228 $39,517,763 $50,517,763  
Jan 4, 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D $20,000,000 $21,744,470 $34,341,945 $47,666,013 Play
 
 Totals$49,840,000 $194,640,187$246,359,919 
 Averages$9,968,000$14,244,452$27,805,741$35,194,274 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Jan 16, 2007 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning $29,593,829   $29,593,829
May 14, 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D $3,554,599 $2,384,729 $5,939,328
 
 Totals$33,148,428$2,384,729$5,939,328
 Averages$16,574,214$2,384,729$5,939,328

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D

May 12th, 2013

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out on 1974 and helped change the face of horror, if you pardon the pun. Fast forward nearly 40 years and the franchise is one of the longest running horror franchises of all time. However, the franchise has struggled to repeat its early success, either with critics or with moviegoers. Texas Chainsaw 3D is the second attempt to reboot the franchise in the past decade. Can they succeed where the previous sequels / remakes failed? Or is it time to retire Leatherface for good? More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
R. Lee Ermey 2 Sheriff Hoyt $158,303,449 $3,762,661,024 4.2%
Gunnar Hansen 2 $74,238,452 $74,238,452 100.0%
John Larroquette 2 Narrator $134,358,125 $525,644,890 25.6%
Marilyn Burns 2 $74,238,452 $74,238,452 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Tobe Hooper 3 Director (2)
Character Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$82,264,324 $229,339,551 35.9%
Steve Jablonsky 2 Composer (2) $158,303,449 $5,538,634,325 2.9%
Danny Elfman 2 Composer (2) $13,723,460 $17,463,097,475 0.1%