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Maybe Spike Lee helped "Django Unchained" more than he hurt it. Despite Lee's plea that audiences stay away from Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge film for being "disrespectful to my ancestors," "Django" has become Tarantino's highest grossing movie ever at the domestic box office, the Weinstein Company announced Thursday. It has taken in nearly $129 million since opening on Christmas Day. Tarantino's previous biggest moneymaking film was "Inglourious Basterds," which made $120.5 million domestically in 2009. Also read: 'Django Unchained' on Pace to Be Tarantino's Biggest Box Office Film Ever "Django," a Best Picture Oscar »

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