February 4, 2013
Western film Django Unchained topped the charts this past weekend in worldwide ticket sales, with the film distributed internationally by Sony (NYSE: SNE ) recording more than $33.6 million, according to information from media measurement company Rentrak.
"Django Unchained is the No. 1 film in the world for the third consecutive weekend with an estimated weekend gross of $33.6 million from 66 markets," said Ron Giambra, Rentrak's president of Theatrical Worldwide. The movie was released Dec. 25; it's current worldwide box office is estimated at $309.2 million.
Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF ) Warm Bodies topped the domestic box office rankings this past weekend, the film's first weekend in theaters. Warm Bodies recorded $20 million across the U.S., easily topping the next highest-grossing film domestically, Paramount Pictures' Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Biographical film Lincoln, distributed internationally by News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS ) subsidiary 20th Century Fox, topped $200 million in worldwide sales after it pulled in more than $15 million over the past weekend. That was good enough for the film to rank fifth in global sales, although the film slipped to 10th in the weekend's domestic rankings, according to Rentrak.