Quentin Tarantino’s 9th Film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Gets The Biggest Tarantino Opening
Quentin Tarantino’s historical tale about stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and movie star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), makes its place for justice in Quentin-world. The enemies that the duo is dealing with this time are the Manson Family, a trio of hippies.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his 9th movie ever has won the rank of the biggest Quentin Tarantino. In his 27-year directing career, Quentin has done revenge fantasies such as Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015).
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set in 1960s Hollywood, a struggling/ fading star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his loyalist stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Many tout the movie to be a nostalgic love letter to the land of Hollywood- there are LA and the summer of ’69. As the industry is changing the face, Rick and Cliff are in a power struggle, before crossing paths with the next-door neighbor Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and the Manson Family.
Before Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was out in North America, distributor Sony Pictures predicted that the movie would make approximately $30 million during its opening weekend. Box Office Pro, etched the approx figure to $10 million more, predicting that the movie would earn around $40 million domestically, within its first three days of release.
Quentin’s movie topped both these predictions, by making $40.4 million the opening weekend (figures taken from Box Office Mojo show). It is pertinent to mention here that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the sole movie release this weekend. It fared well against the biggies currently showing in theaters.
However, the number 1 spot is still retained by The Lion King – which grossed $75.5 million this weekend. Nevertheless, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ranks ahead of major franchise movies such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, and Crawl. The other highest opening movies Inglourious Basterds ( 2009) and Django Unchained (2012), Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set to topple both their records.