Around-the-World Roundup: 'Django' Bests 'Basterds' Worldwide

by Ray Subers
Django Unchained

February 12, 2013

For the fourth-straight weekend, Django Unchained topped the foreign box office. Thanks to its ongoing strong business, the movie moved ahead of Inglourious Basterds to become writer-director Quentin Tarantino's highest-grosser ever on a worldwide basis.

Tarantino's revenge "Southern" added $19.5 million from 65 markets this weekend; its top territory was once again Germany with $3.9 million, and it held first place for the fourth weekend in a row in France with $3.3 million. Add its $187.7 million foreign total with its $154.5 million domestic take and Django has now earned $342.2 million worldwide, which is ahead of Inglourious Basterds's $321.5 million.

Wreck-It Ralph finally reached the U.K. this weekend and took first place there with $7.1 million. Overall, the movie added $11.7 million for a new total of $207.5 million, and it's now a few days from passing $400 million worldwide.

Including a strong $2.3 million first place debut in Australia, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters grossed $11.7 million this weekend. To date, the action comedy has made a solid $83.6 million overseas.

A week ahead of its U.S. debut, A Good Day to Die Hard opened to $10.4 million in seven Asian markets. The biggest one was South Korea with $4.3 million, though the movie also put up strong numbers in Indonesia ($1.8 million, which is Fox's biggest debut ever), Hong Kong ($1.3 million), Taiwan ($1.2 million) and Malaysia ($1 million). The last Die Hard earned over $250 million overseas in 2007; A Good Day to Die Hard reaches the U.S. and many other foreign markets this upcoming weekend.

Steven Spielberg-directed biopic Lincoln added $10.2 million this weekend, which includes a decent $1.8 million start in Australia. The Oscar-nominated domestic blockbuster has, unsurprisingly, had a quiet foreign run so far with $47.6 million.

Les Miserables took in another $10 million from 45 markets this weekend for a total of $215 million. The movie opened to $1.7 million in Russia; while that seems to be on the low-end for Russia, it's actually the second-best debut ever for a musical. Worldwide, Les Miserables has earned a very impressive $359.1 million, and still has openings in France, Germany, Mexico and China to look forward to.

Nearing the end of its foreign run, Skyfall passed $1.1 billion worldwide this weekend; it's the seventh movie ever to reach that milestone, and the first 2D-only one since The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion) did it nine years ago.

Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date (in millions)
Silver Linings - $6.8 - $40.4
Flight - $6.5 - $25.6
Life of Pi - $6.3 - $455.4
Mama - $6 - $13.3
Warm Bodies - $5.7 - $9.9
Gangster Squad - $5.1 - $42.3
The Impossible - $4.2 - $138.9
Ted - $3.5 - $310.3
Hitchcock - $2.8 - $8.1
The Hobbit - $2.5 - $657.4
Jack Reacher - $2.1 - $116.8
The Last Stand - $1.3 - $15.7
Quartet - $1.2 - $26.2

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