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.