|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||$80,571,655||$107,967,319|
|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|
Box Office History for Texas Chainsaw Massacre Movies
|Jan 16, 2007||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||$29,631,263||$29,631,263|
|May 14, 2013||Texas Chainsaw 3D||$3,587,598||$2,409,810||$5,997,408|
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?
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.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|R. Lee Ermey||2||Sheriff Hoyt||$158,485,082||$3,765,896,620||4.2%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Character Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
|Steve Jablonsky||2||Composer (2)||$158,485,082||$5,784,010,487||2.7%|
|Danny Elfman||2||Composer (2)||$13,723,460||$17,657,209,285||0.1%|