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'Texas Chainsaw 3D' to get nicked by 'Hobbit' at the box office
'Texas Chainsaw 3D' to get nicked by 'Hobbit' at the box office

There won't be much buzz at the box office on the first weekend of the new year, as only one new movie -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" -- hits theaters nationwide. The horror flick starring the serial killer made famous in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is expected to debut with a respectable sum of about $16 million, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The movie is to premiere in a handful of theaters at 10 p.m. on Thursday, before expanding nationwide on Friday to 2,654 locations. That won't be enough to unseat "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" from the top position, where the Peter Jackson film has resided for the...

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