BOX OFFICE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Opens Overseas With $48.1 Million

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained has opened overseas with an impressive $48.1 million, making it the #1 movie at the international box office. However, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters beat it in one of the territories it opened in this weekend. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/20/2013

Despite snowy conditions in certain parts of Europe, Django Unchained has kicked off its international run at least 30% ahead of Quentin Tarantino's last movie Inglorious Basterds in many of the 54 markets it opened in this weekend. The film has taken an impressive $48.1 million, meaning that it has stolen away the top spot from Life of Pi at the international box office. It is at #1 in at least 23 markets right now and this total is added to the current domestic cume of over $130 million (which alone has made it the highest grossing Tarantino film ever in North America after it opened on Christmas Day). However, in Russia, it was beaten by Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Be sure to stay tuned to CBM for all of the latest box office news and updates!






Set in the South two years before the Civil War, "Django Unchained" stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...


STARRING:

Jamie Foxx as Django
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
Kerry Washington as Broomhilda
Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen
Laura Cayouette as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Dennis Christopher as Leonide Moguy
Don Johnson as Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett
M.C. Gainey as Big John Brittle
Tom Savini as Tracker Cheney
Anthony LaPaglia as Jano
James Remar as Ace Speck
Walton Goggins as Billy Crash
Tom Wopat as Marshall Gill Tatum
Misty Upham as Minnie

RELEASE DATE: Out Now!


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nowtheresaBATman - 1/20/2013, 3:12 PM
Leo: "pull my finger, Stephen" :)
Jollem - 1/20/2013, 3:16 PM
the "bag men" part was one of the funniest things i've seen in a long time
TonyChu - 1/20/2013, 3:25 PM
@Jollem that scene almost had me on the theaters floor
BlackFlash - 1/20/2013, 4:21 PM
@TonyChu - same for me, and Sam Jackson as Stephen was just too good. The one thing I really want to know was, why did Zoe Bell's character (Tracker with the Red Bandana) get so much focus.
TrueRedBlue - 1/20/2013, 4:23 PM
Sooo well deserved! The best film of 2012
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/20/2013, 4:27 PM
Awesome film.

And versatile.

Drama, Humor, Badass action and edgy dialog. Whats there not to like. :)

Foxx, Jackson, Waltz, Washington and DiCaprio did great job in the leading roles. My favorite was Waltz (Surprise).

And yeah the bag men scene was pretty damn funny.
marvel72 - 1/20/2013, 4:31 PM
my three favorite movies of 2013,so far.

1st django unchained
2nd zero dark thirty
3rd lincoln
nowtheresaBATman - 1/20/2013, 4:41 PM
^2012 movies

but still all 3 would rank in my top 5 of 2012.
marvel72 - 1/20/2013, 5:03 PM
@ nowthereabatman

actually all those i have listed come out in 2013 in the uk.

django unchained 18.1.13
zero dark thirty 25.1.13
lincoln 25.1.13

so they are the three best movies i've seen so far in 2013.
nowtheresaBATman - 1/20/2013, 5:43 PM
^ahhhhh I see. You've had a helluva great New Year at the movies so far over there!
marvel72 - 1/20/2013, 6:01 PM
yeah mate,still got to see some more soonish i.e the impossible,flight,cloud atlas & hitchcock in the coming months.
PeterDarker121 - 1/20/2013, 8:18 PM
The "baghead" scene is an instant classic, but damned if I didn't lose it at the "Miss Laura" scene...
Jollem - 1/20/2013, 10:10 PM
@TonyChu - hell yeah. jonah hill fit in there nice
Jollem - 1/20/2013, 10:10 PM
happy dr. king day

HAQ - 1/21/2013, 12:04 AM
Django dropped 25.12.12, so it basically counts as a 2013 movie.
Hexagram - 1/21/2013, 12:15 AM
Released in 2012. "Hans" would make a great Elrond replacement.., I mean Blue Skull.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/21/2013, 1:18 AM
"You silvertongued Devil" :)
sameoldthing - 1/21/2013, 8:07 AM
GREAT.
MOVIE.
MisterJay - 1/21/2013, 9:02 AM
perfect movie
JatevinM - 1/21/2013, 9:14 AM
I really want to see the 5 hour cut that Sam Jackson says could exist.
PeterDarker121 - 1/21/2013, 10:35 AM
If you watch closely, there's an Easter Egg in 'Django' that's minor, but kinda cool:


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Ancar - 1/21/2013, 12:06 PM
"The D is silent!"
Kyos - 1/21/2013, 12:37 PM
I've seen this twice now since it opened here (Germany) a few days ago, and the theater was practically sold out both times.

It's just a great movie with some amazing performances! :D

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