Home Movies Tarantino’s Three Hour “Hateful Eight” — in Fewer Theaters– Outplays “Sisters,” “Joy,”...

Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein win again. They expanded “The Hateful Eight”– the two hour, forty seven minute version without an intermission or overture– and scooped up $3.5 million on Wednesday night.

Tarantino’s blazingly colorful talky bloodbath made more money in Wednesday night than Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Will Smith and a football, and animated dinosaurs.

Those movies– “Joy,” “Sisters,” “Concussion,” and “The Good Dinosaur”– were each playing in more theaters.

“The Hateful Eight” finished fourth last night, with a total now of $10.2 million.

You can’t ever bet against these people. You will lose.

Weinstein moved “H8” up a week to pounce on Fox’s “The Revenant”– also bloody, not so talky. After 6 days in limited release (four theaters) Leo and the bear have earned $800,384. Their real test is yet to come but those numbers bode well.

“Joy,” which could have gone either way, has already made $25 million in 6 days. Great news.

And “Star Wars” will cross $700 million domestic by Sunday.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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