- Film & TV
- 29 Jul 19
Tarantino's ode to Hollywood does well at the box-office.
Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated ninth movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood celebrated its U.S. cinematic release last weekend. The starpower of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie (amongst others) certainly paid of, as the director smashed its own box-office record on the first weekend.
Until last weekend, Inglourious Basterds held the record for Tarantino's highest-grossing opening weekend. The revisionist war film earned $38m at the box-office on its first release. With $40m, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes its place as the most successful U.S. opening weekend for the director.
However, Quentin Tarantino's most successful film to date is Django Unchained, grossing $425m worldwide, $30m on the first weekend.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio as ageing Hollywood actor Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as his stunt double Cliff Booth. Taking place in 1969's L.A., the movie pictures the film industry of that time while also dealing with the Manson murders, particularly the death of actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).
Tarantino gathered an impressive amount of famous actors for his nineth film, with the likes of Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Austin Butler and the late Luke Perry amongst the cast.
The director previously revealed that he will only do two more movies, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood being one of them. His goal is to retire after 10 films.
- Film & TV
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