As it was already predicted last week, Django Unchained is on pace to become Tarantino’s highest-grossing movie, outpacing Inglourious Basterds at a similar point in its roll out. Easing just 33 percent from last week (by contrast, superhero movies and horror regular have second-weekend drops of more than 50 percent), Django crossed $106 million in its second weekend, something that took Inglourious 23 days. As you’ll learn in any business school, a little controversy over constantly saying n**ger never hurt anyone.
Of course, highest grossing doesn’t mean most successful. Adjusted for inflation, “Pulp Fiction,” which amassed its $200 million-plus nearly 20 years ago, would be the top earner among the Tarantino oeuvre. Moreover, it still ranks as the director’s most successful film having been produced for a meager $8 million. [TheWrap]
As it should be. Meanwhile, Django‘s $20 million take wasn’t the number one of the weekend. That honor goes to Texas Chainsaw 3D.
Raise your hand if you can explain the plot continuity of those three movies. That way I know which people and I should never hang out.