BOX OFFICE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Becomes Quentin Tarantino's Highest Grossing Film To Date

Not very surprising, but it has been confirmed that Quentin Tarantino's Oscar nominated Western Django Unchained is now the director's highest grossing movie to date with nearly $130 million domestically. Hit the jump for more details.

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By Paul Romano - 1/17/2013


Since opening on Christmas Day last month, director Quentin Tarantino's critically acclaimed action Western Django Unchained has proven to be a big success. The film, which stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, has now set a new record for the Pulp Fiction director. The Weinstein Company has confirmed that Django (which has yet to open in international territories) is nearing $130 million domestically, becoming Tarantino's highest grossing project to date. This surpasses the $120.5M gross of his last film, 2009's Inglourious Basterds. The film recently won two Golden Globes, Best Screenplay for Tarantino and Best Supporting Actor for Waltz. Django Unchained is also up for five Academy Awards (which will be held next month), being nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (again for Waltz), Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing.











Source: Deadline
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Shamo - 1/17/2013, 10:50 AM
cool.
Spideyguy94 - 1/17/2013, 10:55 AM
How much has it made worldwide? Because it needs to make something like $330 million WW to beat inglorious basterds.
MrEko - 1/17/2013, 11:00 AM
Well deserved, was surprised by how much I loved the movie... seeing it again this Friday. Tarantino and Waltz are the new Burton and Depp only better and more awesome.
Spideyguy94 - 1/17/2013, 11:02 AM
@ckal I'm British and thought we where just getting it last. Comes out here tomorrow can't wait to see it.
bazinga85 - 1/17/2013, 11:05 AM
movie of the year
marvel72 - 1/17/2013, 11:13 AM
i've seen it & i loved it,maybe a bit long at 2.45 hours but still a blinding movie.
TheOneWhoKnocks - 1/17/2013, 11:15 AM
great movie..
CoolantTech - 1/17/2013, 11:15 AM
Be prepared to hear alot of "N" words to the extent that its actually hilarious at times, it wasn't even offensive to me, and im black

Excellent movie
CCB1984 - 1/17/2013, 11:16 AM
yup the domestic numbers are impressive.. but it's got a bit of an uphill battle to get get $200m plus internationally...to get the worldwide numbers that Basterds got
TheOneWhoKnocks - 1/17/2013, 11:16 AM
Waltz n DiCaprio r awesome. Didn't like Sammy's character much.
Jollem - 1/17/2013, 11:19 AM
if pulp fiction was never made before and came out today it would dominate. that being said, i'm gonna catch this at a matinee in a bit. saw les mis yesterday, not too shabby
CoolantTech - 1/17/2013, 11:29 AM
Slavery... America's greatest shame!
ScabbyJ - 1/17/2013, 11:37 AM
"Ya'll want to see something?"
ScabbyJ - 1/17/2013, 11:40 AM
Nomis - if you're on spike lee's side than you're foolish. Watch the movie before you cast Judgement. Every white person is a fire breathing dragon in this movie.
DaddyTuesday - 1/17/2013, 11:47 AM
It was great. Just watched it. Will be one of my favourite Tarantino movies ever.
Supes17 - 1/17/2013, 12:06 PM
" WHO DIS N*GGAH, ON DAT NAG?"
Samuel L Jackson cracked my shit up XD
OverlyManlyMan - 1/17/2013, 12:14 PM
Favorite movie of the year!!!
HAQ - 1/17/2013, 12:36 PM
Movie of the year (2013)
AC1 - 1/17/2013, 12:42 PM
I can't wait to see this movie, although chances are I won't be able to watch it tomorrow when it's released as we're supposed to have some kind of snow storm tonight. Bad enough we had to wait nearly an extra month over here in the UK, now because of the weather I'll have to wait even longer...
fr0zt - 1/17/2013, 1:08 PM
I've seen it 3 times. Better with multiple viewings as well.
TrueRedBlue - 1/17/2013, 1:30 PM
WELL DESERVED!
gaikinger - 1/17/2013, 1:50 PM
Just did not like this movie at all. Is their such a thing as too much Tarantino. Fox and his girlfriend ( I forget her name ) were awful. Tarantino himself needs to recuse himself from future cameos ( ugh ). Waltz is really the only compelling attraction and that's not enough.
Havensent - 1/17/2013, 2:46 PM
Well deserved indeed. I really, really enjoyed this movie.
Goggles - 1/17/2013, 3:51 PM
This movie deserves it. I loved it.

Grabthemcakes - 1/17/2013, 4:14 PM
This mark is great & pleased the movie has made it. However, it still needs to make another $70+ million to break even from a 100M budget. Also, is this movie going to be shown overseas? It needs additional cash flow in a hurry to be considered finically even and much more to be considered a finical success.
Kyos - 1/17/2013, 4:19 PM
I'll be seeing it in the next few days, it just got released here today.
SashaX - 1/17/2013, 4:27 PM
Happy for him, movie was great
AstroZombie - 1/17/2013, 5:03 PM
Congrats to QT, Awesome movie. Can't wait for his next flick.
Jollem - 1/17/2013, 5:55 PM
just saw this. it was great. better than inglorious. always good to see evil getting punished
DioFoRio - 1/17/2013, 8:20 PM
that article was bullshit. Sensationalized bullshit. The word is just that...a word. He was referencing something that is topical right now , not Dehumanizing someone. The word is treated like some that dude with no nose from harry potter.
DioFoRio - 1/17/2013, 8:25 PM
I personally hate racism(on all ends) and looooooved watching every redneck racist piece of shit get his due. Especially when Django was was doing it. mmmmmmm. I get wet for justified violence.
DioFoRio - 1/17/2013, 8:34 PM
Jodi Foster is gay?!
MrEko - 1/17/2013, 9:02 PM
@imadick

On the surface, the film is an action-packed spaghetti western, executed in trademark Tarantino style. And that all nice and dandy. But on a deeper level, it asks why the slaves endured such abuse? Or more generally, why do the abused (in any situation) continue to endure as opposed to resist? To fully explore this, it was necessary to show the brutality and humiliation the slaves endured. This included a gratuitous amount of both physical and VERBAL abuse. And of course, the VERBAL part was addressed primarily with the use of the word "n---er". The word is VILIFIED, not glorified (as some here seem to think).

The issue is further explored with the "three dimples" talk from Candie, and the whole character of Stephen (particularly the reveal at the end about his walking stick). But that is a discussion for another day. All I am trying to explain here is that there was a very good reason as to why the word was used, and I appreciate that Tarantino didn't cower away from exploring such a murky area that most filmmakers, or rather storytellers in general, shy away from.


Dude, you are Black? Is this comment for real? coz i really really want to know where you are going with that.
alekesam - 1/17/2013, 10:55 PM
This is why race is so destructive because it both excludes people as well as encourages group thought/action. Whenever someone pulls the "you're not black" card it's time to walk away from the conversation because the (usually) narrow-minded people that judge what is and isn't quote-unquote "black" aren't going to add anything other than divisiveness.

Me personally? I'm under the mind that no one gets to define me but myself and I'm definetly not going to like, think or act a certain way just to be included by a group or organization. **** that noise. Only people who are insecure in their own manhood/being fight to be accepted by another.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/17/2013, 11:15 PM
^^^^^lmbo

good movie, not as great as IB but still close.
pepe - 1/17/2013, 11:34 PM
Django... The D is... Wait!!!! Jodie foster eats punane?
gaikinger - 1/18/2013, 1:15 AM
I don't think Tarantino is as deep as someof you hope or feel. I also think he is a vacuous deuche who is starting to believe his own press too much.
gaikinger - 1/18/2013, 1:15 AM
I don't think Tarantino is as deep as some of you hope or feel. I also think he is a vacuous deuche who is starting to believe his own press too much.
KNIGHT3000 - 1/18/2013, 6:25 AM
No surprise here, DJANGO, SKYFALL and RUROUNI KENSHIN were by far the best movies last year. AVENGERS and DARK KNIGHT RISES were good, but pale in comparison
PeterDarker121 - 1/18/2013, 11:43 AM
@Nomis There's nothing you have stated about Tarantino's work that even remotely comes close to any coherent, intelligent criticism. For cryin' out loud, you can't even spell the guy's NAME right(after 20 years) and you're trying to pontificate about the quality of his work??? You have "issues" totally unrelated to this man that you're sweeping over into what you consider to be thoughtful discussion about his work as an artist.

You KNOW you're a laughing stock about this, right?

What's SAD is, as a fellow Dallas Cowboys fan, I agree with most of what you say about what I (and many) consider to be 'America's Team.'

...but dude, a "film critic" you are NOT.

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