"Django Unchained" stole the spotlight in a week of high-profile overseas box office debuts and milestones. Quentin Tarantino's slave saga, a Best Picture Oscar nominee, brought in a very strong $42.9 million over the weekend and is proving an international hit.
That was the best of any U.S. film at the foreign box office and comes on the heels of its $48 million international debut last weekend. It launched No. 1 in Australia ($4.2 million) and New Zealand ($385,000), and held the top spots for a second week in Germany ($8.1 million, $21 million total) and France ($6.6 million, $16.4 million), and was No. 2 in the U.K. ($3.8 million. $11.5 million).
With the $146 million "Django" has made in the U.S., where it is distributed by the Weinstein Company, its worldwide total is now $261 million.