International Success: Django Tops Foreign Box Office

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January 23, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
Jamie Foxx (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

Jamie Foxx (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

Django Unchained continues its roll. First the Quentin Tarantino film proved to be a box office hit in the States, now it is controlling the movie theaters overseas. The flick starring Jamie Foxx came in at number one at foreign box office this weekend, raking in $48 million. Even heavy snow in Europe couldn’t keep folks away from seeing the movie.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Django made its overseas debut in 54 markets. The Best Picture Oscar contender also topped Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds on the foreign theatrical circuit. Sony, which handled Tarantino’s movie overseas, estimated that Django opened 30 percent ahead of Inglourious Basterds.

Django opened atop the box office in at least 23 markets including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and Poland, reports the magazine. In Germany, it earned an impressive  $9.6 million at 620 sites; the take in France was $7.3 million from 612 theaters; in Russia it had a box office worth $5.4 million from 936 movie houses;  $4.8 million at 580 U.K. sites; $4.3 million at 517 venues in Italy; and $3.3 million at 470 theaters in Spain. It would be interesting to hear what these different international audiences have to say about the movie.

Have you seen it yet?

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  • pickneychile

    No surprise here, the movie was brilliant. I didn’t care for Basterds too much, and I’ve seen almost all of his other films to date and can say this was definitely the best one.