Django Unchained in strong box office debut

Django Unchained take $3.8m

Quentin Tarantino’s much anticipated western Django Unchained topped the Australian box office over the weekend.

The Sony Pictures-distributed film took $3.8m across 330 screens for a $11,523 screen average, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

When including preview screenings the film’s local total box office stands at $5.394m.

The film now stands at $257.7m worldwide according to Box Office Mojo, an international box office monitoring site.

Also opening at the Australian box office over the weekend was The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.

The film was third on the box office table, behind Life of Pi. The Impossible made $1.259m across 168 screens for a $7.496 average. Life of Pi took another $1.875m, taking its total to $23.059m.

Also opening this weekend was comedy Guilt Trip, with Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand and distributed by Paramount. The film made $558,900 across 162 screens for a $3,450 average.

Race 2, distributed by Mindblowing Films took 183,700 across just 19 screens for a respectable $9,671.



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