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Any concerns about how well Quentin Tarantino's slave saga "Django Unchained" would play overseas appear to have been put to rest. "Django" debuted at the international box office over the weekend and rung up an impressive $48 million from 54 markets. The international opening for "Django" is 30 percent bigger than the aggregated opening weekends of director Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" ($37 million) in the same 54 markets in 2009. Germany led the way with $9.6 million, followed by France ($7.3 million), Russia ($5.4 million) and the U.K. ($4.8 million). Also read: »

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