‘Django Unchained’ Becomes Quentin Tarantino’s Highest-Grossing Film

Less than a month after it hit theaters, Django Unchained is quickly becoming director Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing film to date.

The Weinstein Company, the independent film studio that co-produced the film with Columbia Pictures, said Django Unchained is nearing $130 million in the domestic box office, making back 76 percent of its $100 million budget. While it’s far from the almost $300 million that Skyfall made in the US, Django Unchained is still in the top five highest-grossing films for the weekend ending January 13.

Tarantino’s last film, Inglorious Basterds, grossed over $120.5 million in the US.

Unlike Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained has yet to make a strong push overseas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The former pulled in $200.9 million internationally.

The film received five Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz). It also won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes. The American Film Institute named it one of their top 10 movies of the year, and it has since received numerous other nominations and awards.

Harvey Weinstein, who co-founded the Weinstein Company with his brother, said:

“Bob and I have had the most extraordinary filmmaker relationship with Quentin Tarantino, and we are proud to be here for this incredible milestone. We also appreciate working with Amy Pascal, Michael Lyntonand the incredible Sony (Columbia’s owner) team on this project. They have been great partners internationally.”

Django Unchained was released on Christmas Day 2012 and stars Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio.