'Django' sets holiday box-office record

Dec. 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has set a record for highest-grossing R-rated Christmas release in the United States, its producers said.

The The Weinstein Co. release grossed $15 million when it opened on 3,010 screens in North America Tuesday. It has earned $34 million in its first three days in theaters.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, the film is set in the 19th-century American South.

It is about a German bounty hunter, who frees a slave in exchange for his help in tracking and killing his enemies. He then works to reunite the man with his wife, who was bought by a wealthy plantation owner.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
John Goodman shows off slim physique at 'Trumbo' screening
Bella Hadid and brother Anwar battle chronic Lyme disease, mother says
Jena Dewan shares topless photos taken by husband Channing Tatum
Celebrity airport style: What the famous wear when they travel
'Dancing With the Stars': Kim Zolciak to undergo heart surgery