Movies break records on Christmas day

December 31, 2012NewsComments225 Views
Movies break records on Christmas day

Christmas was a great day for getting presents and visiting local movie theaters. BET reports highly-anticipated films like "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" both broke records on their opening day.

The latter film became the top-grossing Christmas day opener in history, at least during years when the holiday did not fall on a weekend. "Sherlock Holmes" takes the top spot for Christmas day openings on a weekend. "Django Unchained," earned praise as well, as it became the top-grossing R-rated Christmas movie ever. The previous movie to hold this honor was Will Smith's film "Ali."

The Huffington Post reports "Django star" Jamie Foxx wasn't director Quentin Tarantino's first pick. In fact, Tarantino was pushing for Will Smith to play the role. Foxx admitted even after getting the role, he and Tarantino had a few issues. Mainly, Tarantino wasn't sure if Foxx had it in him to get over the Hollywood attitude in order to truly get into character. At one point, Tarantino even asked him if he had what it took to play the difficult role of a slave.

"It hit me, like, 'Wow, he's questioning me.' That made me work harder," Foxx admitted to the news outlet.

It seems as though Fox and Tarantino worked out their issues.

Did you see "Django Unchained" or "Les Miserables" this Christmas? Are you planning on seeing either film?

December 31, 2012NewsComments225 Views