Friday Box Office: Glorious Basterds


Inglorious Basterds is predictably perched at the top of Friday's box-office standings, but its estimated numbers are anything but predictable: $14.3 million all told, setting it up for minimum $40 million debut weekend. It would be Quentin Tarantino's all-time best bow, and looks likely to exceed Scary Movie 4 as the Weinstein Company's best opening since its launch in 2005. Harvey is sending Bob to buy champagne as I write this, and the Sony gang is nursing a bit of vertigo after District 9 looked set to drop as much as 60 percent in week two. And people are still watching G.I. Joe. View Friday's full top 10 after the jump.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS: $14,350,000 (new)

DISTRICT 9: $5,500,000 ($60,091,000)

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA: $3,625,000 ($111,656,000)

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE: $3,310,000 ($30,733,000)

JULIE & JULIA: $2,625,000 ($52,913,000)

SHORTS: $2,050,000 (new)

G-FORCE: $1,250,000 ($104,360,000)

POST GRAD: $1,025,000 (new)


THE UGLY TRUTH: $830,000 ($80,867,000)


  • CiscoMan says:

    Scary Movie 4 is the Weinstein Company's best opening? My faith in humanity continues to falter.

  • Not only that, but barring catastrophe, Basterds will become the Weinsteins' third highest-grossing film ever in three days flat. Heady!

  • Where you get says:

    over 40? so you're expecting to make 14mil each day of the weekend. Bit of an overestimation don't you think? 30-35 is more accurate.

  • weetiger says:

    While that does sound like a sign of impending doom, you have to remember "The Weinstein Company" has only been around for 4 years. All of those wonderful Miramax films that Bob and Harvey shepherded into release aren't included.

  • John M says:

    I'm no cheerleader, but the reaction this movie got in the theater I saw it in was pretty damn positive--a burst of applause at the end. I haven't heard applause in a theater in quite a while...

  • VoV says:

    Actually ... the word of mouth for Inglorious Basterds is pretty dang good, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it get more for Saturday and Sunday than it did on Friday ...
    I haven't seen it yet, but some friends did and said it was hilarious and probably as good as Pulp Fiction when it comes to comparing it to other Tarantino works ...

  • snickers says:

    That's the most depressing-looking Top 10 I've seen for a long time.
    Bring on Avatar, hype or not.

  • Ted Maul says:

    Really? What makes it more depressing then, say, last week or the week before that?