Studio estimates are now placing the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood at $40.2 million via BoxOfficePro with some box office predictors saying it could end up as high as $45 million.

A solid opening given that budget is said to be $90 million.

In early June, the early box office tracking suggested the film would end up earning between $40-60 million.

This would easily make the new film his most successful concerning domestic box office openings defeating Inglourious Basterd’s $38 million ten years ago.

  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) – $38 million
  • Django Unchained (2012) – $30.1 million
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) – $25.1 million 
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) – $22 million
  • The Hateful Eight (2015) – $15 million
  • Grindhouse/Death Proof (2007) – $11 million

Disney’s The Lion King took the top spot again and is looking for a $75-77 million second weekend.

I’m curious if Hollywood will end upcoming Tarantino’s most financially successful film in his career once the dust settles. The director has stated that he has one more movie in him before retiring to focus on miniseries like Bounty Law along with writing plays/novels.

What that 10th time film will remain to be seen as Quentin is very unpredictable concerning choosing his next projects.

Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.


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