“Inglourious Basterds” claimed victory at the box office with a $37.6 million debut.
It was Tarantino’s best opening ever, exceeding the $25.1 million haul for 2004’s “Kill Bill – Vol. 2.” Overseas, “Inglourious Basterds” added $27.5 million in 22 countries, giving it a worldwide total of $65.1 million
While always receiving middle of the road reviews, Tarantino’s films accomplish cult status usually on day one. With Grindhouse being (I feel) too far ahead of it’s time, and Kill Bill being too perfect, Basterds had the star power of Pitt backing it ontop of Quentin’s cult following. I wonder if it’ll drop off or maintain….