Trey Songz Leads ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ to No. 1

Trey Songz

Texas Chainsaw 3D slayed the competition at the box office this weekend thanks in part to Trey Songz. The horror flick, which marks the R&B superstar’s first major film role, opened at No. 1 with $23 million.

The remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic beat out the competition including Django Unchained ($20.1 million), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($17.5 million), and Les Misérables ($16.1 million).

The “Heart Attack” singer played a big part in the film’s success. According to exit polls, one in three moviegoers said Songz was the reason they went to see the movie.

“Nobody expected Texas Chainsaw to reach the top,” said Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com (via USA Today). “And we were foolish not to. These horror movies do really well, and this is one of the biggest brands. Young moviegoers clearly wanted a scare to start the new year, [and] nothing says Happy New Year’s like a leather mask and a chain saw.”

Texas Chainsaw 3D cost around $20 million to produce and scored the second-highest opening of any Chainsaw film following 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.



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29 Comments

  1. Jay-Me

    Sick. Can’t wait to see it. I’d probably go Trey or no Trey but Rap-Up’s reporting of him being in it is the only reason I knew it was being remade.

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  2. Jay-Me

    Sick. I’d have seen it Trey or no Trey but Rap-Ups reportng of him landing the role etc is the only reason I knew it was being remade. Can’t wait to see it.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Jay-Me, umm…they didn’t remake the film just so that Trey can be in it…that’s just foolish! smh

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    correction Reply:

    @SdotB, i believe he was saying the only reason HE knew about the remake was because Trey was in it and Rap-Up reported on it. not that there was a remake just for the sake of Trey being in it. tsk

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  3. #BEENTRILL

    You know da-n well Trey had nothing to do with it, he never even got promo for it! KMT

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    Speechless Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Actually he is if you read the story. No one even referred to this movie as TC3D it was referred to as that “trey songz movie”. Either way he’s working hard and winning while doing it.

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    Cranberry Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, right. He can’t even sell albums, how could he possibly sell a movie?

    Paul Dergarabedian said it himself. It’s a horror movie; they always sell well, specifically this franchise.

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  4. keona clark

    OMG!!!!!!!! i know it had to be crazy #cantwait to see it

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  5. Fact

    i didnt even know the movie came out Friday. The promotion for this movie has been terrible. im surprised it still hit Number 1 in the box office

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  6. MJL

    the movie wasn’t that good. It is NOT something I would say is worth spending extra money to go see. Redbox it or download it.

    I could be that one who would spoil it for you but I’m debating whether I’m that cruel of a person yet

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  7. Mizzy

    I saw it on Saturday. I must admit not only am I a fan of The Texas Chainsaw movies BUT when I heard Trey was in it I really wanted to go see it. I think it was pretty good, for his first role, not to happy he died and of course I didn’t see too much skin. Lol Maybe next time Hollywood decides to use Trey PLEASE don’t kill him and show more sexy body scenes.

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    uHoesBuggin Reply:

    @Mizzy, Well thank you Mizzy…that definitely makes me wanna go see the movie now so i can sit there the entire time wondering if this is the part where Trey dies! Lol

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    AAA Reply:

    @Mizzy, c’mon leave that pipe dream alone

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  8. TheNotoriousDJC

    7 days in and I already think this will be the worst movie of the year. Don’t waste your money there is NOTHING good about it

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    SdotB Reply:

    @TheNotoriousDJC, that’s a little extreme…there’s lot of entertainment this movie offers…c’mon now, it’s better than a lot of the shitty horror movies we’ve been getting lately!

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    TheNotoriousDJC Reply:

    @SdotB, The only entertainment this movie gave me was laughing at the bad acting (although Trey Songz wasn’t terrible) and the worse dialogue. This movie in my opinnion definitely falls into the shitty hollywood horror movie category

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  9. TakeTheseFactsB*tch

    There were two Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s before this one, one in 2003(which came in at #1) and the other in 2009(which came in at #2) so either way it was going to do “high numbers” with or without him.

    But he did a good job.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch, Actually, there were 3-4 Texas Chainsaws before this one…I can tell ur either not a fan of horror or u must be really young lol…the two modern day TCM’s were in 2003 and the other wasn’t in 09, it was in 04 or 05…the remake ur prob referring to in 09 is Halloween 2 (rebooted franschise)!!

    Now the ORIGINAL Texas Chainsaw came out in the 70′s, and then there was another in the 80′s or 90′s!

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @SdotB, Actually your wrong, the latest remakes from this franchise was in 03, and in 06 (yes I did get the date wrong, but so did you).

    There were ONLY 4 TCM’s made through 1974-94.

    There were ONLY 3 remakes made in the 2000′s.

    “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”, and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D”.

    Clearly you played yourself because when I stated “there were two Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s before this one” I was referring to the REMAKES, not including the original’s. dumbass.

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  10. najwa

    cant wait to se it

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  11. najwa

    cant wait to see it it is going to be a good movie only because trey songz is in it i dont want to see him die

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  12. yavvy

    Why they got him looking like a slave in Roots? lol

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  13. Raj

    Trey Songz’s character, Ryan, dies in this film because his dumbass crashed into the gate as they were trying to escape from Leatherface while Ryan’s girlfriend was yelling, “Ryan, wait baby, the gait has to open.” Then, Leatherface reaches them (ON FOOT) and slashes one of the tires on that tacky ass Scooby Doo van. The van flips over and Ryan dies because his head went through the window. Later, towards the end of the film, Ryan’s head is shown to have been sliced off his body by Leatherface and is placed in a bucket. You’re welcome, bitches. There — I just saved you 10 bucks.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Raj, nobody needed ur unecessary spoiler…

    i’ve seen the film btw but don’t mess it up for anyone else…smh

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    randy Reply:

    @Raj, why do people do stuff like this? its so annoying how selfish people are

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Raj, the funny thing is now I really gotta go see that shit. It sounds sick

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    merp Reply:

    @Raj, haha I couldn’t help but to laugh at this. I wasn’t planning on seeing the movie to begin with, but whatever curiosity I had about Trey’s role has now been quenched. claps to you

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  14. Bisuness Prounld Foboze Changed 2013

    congration to trey songz & the crew actress/actor as well

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  15. Chayla Johnson

    Movie wasn’t all that great…very disappointed with the 3-D effects!

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