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Driven primarily by December holdovers, total domestic box office in January came in at a decent $826 million. That's close to 2012 ($832 million), but way off the all-time high set in 2010 ($1.06 billion). The modest performance can be attributed to a terrible slate of new releases: the top four movies in January were technically all December releases, which is the first time this has happened since January 2002.While it never claimed first place over a full weekend, Django Unchained took the top spot in January with $79.3 million. The movie has earned an excellent $147.9 million so far, which makes it the highest-grossing Quentin Tarantino movie ahead of Inglourious Basterds ($120.5 million). It's also still tracking ahead of 2010's True Grit, though it will ultimately close below that movie's $171.2 million. After opening in limited release on Dec. 19, controversial CIA thriller Zero Dark Thirty expanded nationwide on Jan. 11 and grossed $71.1 million during the month of January. In total, »

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