‘Django’ Beats ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Les Misérables’ At Box Office

3:30 PM EST

“The Hobbit,” “Django Unchained” and “Les Misérables” battled for the top spot at the box office.

Django Unchained makes No. 1 at the box office.

Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz grossed $4.6 million, earning $30.7 million opening weekend. Django is distributed by the Weinstein Co.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, distributed by New Line and MGM, grossed $4.4 million, taking in $32.9 million opening weekend.

Les Misérables,” took in $3.6 million.

The movie takes place in the South during the mid 19th century.

Director Spike Lee said Tarantino was “disrespectful” to black people and called for a boycott of Django, however, it didn’t affect the African-American audience.

According to exit polling data, on Christmas Day, 42 percent of Django’s initial audience was black.

Django was helped by an unexpectedly robust turnout by women, who made up 46% of the audience, said Erik Lomis, Weinstein’s president of theatrical distribution.


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