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Movie Filmed in Wyoming Banks at Box Office

Christoph Waltz as Schultz and Jamie Foxx as Django in DJANGO UNCHAINED (Photo Courtesy of The Weinstein Company)

A movie that was partially filmed in Wyoming came in at number two in the box office, this According to several sources and the movie review website rottentomatoes.com.

Django Unchained, a movie starring Jamie Foxx and directed by cult-favorite filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, came in second place at the box office earning $30.7 million.  The Weinstein Co. revenge epic, starring Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz, has earned $64 million since its Christmas Day opening.  Areas around Jackson Hole were used for some of Django’s  snowy backdrops.

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However, despite the old adage, bringing a blade to a gunfight seems to have worked at the box office.  Django couldn’t quite beat out The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week with nearly $33 million.

The Warner Bros. fantasy epic from director Peter Jackson, based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, has made $222.7 million domestically alone.

And in third place with $28 million was the sweeping, all-singing Les Miserables. The Universal Pictures musical starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway has made $67.5 million since debuting on Christmas.

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