Quentin Tarantino should beat his previous number for his biggest opening weekend.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” brought in $11 mil on Friday night, added to the $5.8 million it had in Thursday previews. That brings the total to $16.8 million.
The target is anything over $38 million, the amount “Inglorious Basterds” hit on its opening weekend 10 years ago. All signs point to a hot Saturday and Sunday based on reviews and word of mouth.
(I’m going again tonight with three others, so that should help!)
The other big box office news, if you’re a Disney stock holder, is that “The Lion King” will cross $300 million domestic today after 9 days. All the middling reviews didn’t matter. When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing like an air conditioned theater where you can park the kids.