Quentin Tarantino scores career-high North American debut with 'Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood' but 'The Lion King' rules

Screen | 7/28/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood delivered a career-best North American opening weekend for Quentin Tarantino on an estimated $40m, although The Lion King stayed top in its second weekend and surged to $350.8m.

Tarantino’s paean to late 1960s Hollywood opened via Sony in 3,659 sites and is the first in his nine-film career that the American auteur did not make with disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It opened higher than Inglourious **** on $38.1m in 2009, although the latter remains Tarantino’s best debut in real terms on $45.2m.

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood as an angst-ridden TV star, and Brad Pitt as his unflappable stuntman and de facto personal assistant who coaches his friend through existential crisis. Margot Robbie – in a largely separate storyline – plays Sharon Tate, the rising film star and pregnant wife of Roman Polanski who was slain by Charles Manson’s followers. The bromance grossed $800,000 from 50 35mm prints, and $400,000 from five 70mm prints.

Disney’s The Lion King grossed $75.5m in North America after a 60.6% decline, and its $218.3m global weekend played a huge hand in another memorable weekend for the studio, which overtook its 2016...
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