Monday, August 24, 2009

Tarantino Scores Big

CNN with the details:

Score a personal best at the box office for Quentin Tarantino this weekend.

"Inglourious Basterds," his revisionist take on WWII starring Brad Pitt, grossed an estimated $37.6 million, besting the reigning box office champ "District 9," and giving beleaguered studio The Weinstein Co. a little financial relief. "Basterds'" opening far surpasses Tarantino's previous best opener, "Kill Bill Vol. 2," which brought in $25 million in April 2004.

More broadly, this is the second largest opening weekend ever for a World War II film (I'm surprised this genre hasn't done better).