Texas Chainsaw Massacre: New Franchise

Chainsaw Franchise

New Line’s latest installment in its “Chainsaw” franchise has drawn strong interest from the under-25 crowd and will hit 2,820 playdates. Three years ago, the initial “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake nailed down a surprise No. 1 opening, bowing to over $28 million on the October 19 debut.

But this time around, “Massacre” is one of a spate of pics aiming at young males and flooding the fall sked: Holdovers “Jackass Number Two,” “School for Scoundrels” and “Jet Li’s Fearless” will be looking to take a similar slice of the pie.

In 2003, “Massacre” had to knock off Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” in its second frame, but otherwise had little to no competition in the genre vein.