Django Unchained took $43.1 million during its 2nd weekend for a total of $111.5 million after just two weeks in theaters. That’s the best we’ve seen from a western internationally since Rango (which finished with $121.8 million), and keep in mind that was an animation. At this pace Django Unchained will gross over $200 million internationally before all is said and done. Now worldwide the spaghetti western has $256.6 million so far but I recon we’ll be seeing at least $400 million from this Quentin Tarantino epic.
Skyfall was 2nd with $35.7 million, mainly from a massive $34.4 million opening in China. Thanks to that, the film moves up to $776.5 million internationally, “only” the 6th highest grosser of all time in that chart. Now if we look at the bigger picture, Skyfall has made $1.078 billion worldwide or the 8th (soon to be 7th) biggest ever, and sometime in the next couple of weeks Skyfall could become the 7th movie to ever cross the $1.1 billion mark worldwide.
In 3rd we have Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters with $25.4 million for a total of $35.8 million internationally. All of that comes to about $58.6 million worldwide for this $50 million film. Since the R-rated fantasy has a lot more markets left to open over the coming weeks, expect Hansel and Gretel to end up with $150-200 million worldwide.
Arguably one of the surprise hits of last year, Life of Pi came in 4th with $18.4 million which brings the film to an international total of $421.3 million. Worldwide the figure is $525.1 million and it could go even higher, maybe $600 million before the end of its run.
Rounding out the top 5 is Les Miserables with a $14.2 million take and $314 million worldwide. At this point there’s no doubt that Les Miserables is one of the most successful musicals of all time. It’s actually very nice to see two genres once thought dead (this one and westerns) do such fantastic business just about everywhere in the world, proving once again that a good movie can indeed find an audience sometimes.