Django Unchained second biggest western, ever!

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Writer director Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is now the second highest grossing western flick of all time. So far raking in a massive, $366 million – worldwide total. The unlikely black, western/romance movie is still burning up the North American and international box office.

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Movie tracking website, Boxofficemojo, gives the Tarantino western a number 3 rank – based on North American figures alone. Add in the bigger international take and Django moves up to number 2.

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Only Kevin Costner’s, Dances with wolves has a higher boxoffice take. A black revenge/western/romance flick being in the top ten western maybe surprising to most (taking the number 2 spot is freaking awesome).

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Where do Clint Eastwood’s and John Wayne’s movies rank on the Boxofficemojo’s scale? Lower than you may think. However, add inflation, and those movies grosses balloon higher.

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The only other westerns with recognizable black casts, Will Smith’s Wild Wild West , Clint Eastwood/Morgan Freeman’s, Unforgiven and Mario Van Peebles’ Posse grossed $223 million, $160 million and $18 million, respectively.

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