‘Inglorious Basterds’ Takes Over Box Office
In the worldwide box office this weekend, ‘Inglorious Basterds’ from Quentin Tarantino took the top spot. The World War II film sold a total of $65.1 million in tickets across the US, Canada, and 22 other foreign territories. This is certainly a promising start after Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’ proved to be disappointing two years ago.
The film even surpassed Tarantino’s best opening in the US and Canada of $25.1 million in 2004 for ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2′, making $37.6 million. In the foreign territories, the movie took in $27.5 million worth of tickets, with number one openings in countries like Britain ($5.8 million), France ($2.7 million) and Germany ($4.3 million). Over the next three months the film will debut across more countries around the globe.
Other films in the box office this weekend in the US and Canada include ‘District 9′ in second on its second weekend with $18.9 million, totaling $73.5 million. ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ took the third spot with $12.5 million for its third weekend, totaling $120.5 million. Coming in at fourth was ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ in its second weekend with $10 million, only totaling $37.5 million. Rounding out the top five was ‘Julie & Julia’ with $9 million, totaling $59.3 million.
In the remaining top ten was ‘Shorts’ at sixth place with $6.6 million for its opening weekend. ‘G-Force’ took the seventh spot with $4.2 million during its fifth weekend at the box office, totaling $107.3 million. Dropping down to the eighth spot in its sixth weekend was ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ with $3.5 million, bringing its total sales to $290.3 million. ‘The Ugly Truth’ dropped to the ninth spot in the weekend box office on its fifth week with $2.9 million, totaling $82.9 million. Rounding out the list was ‘Post Grad’ for its opening weekend with $2.8 million.