It was the biggest weekend of director Quentin Tarantino's career, or at least the biggest weekend he's likely to remember. "Inglorious Basterds," complete with its improperly spelled title and awesome Brad Pitt southern accent, took a baseball bat to the head of its competition with a $38 million weekend. It's been a good few weeks for the lower budget fare. IB cost only $70 million (how sad is it that I can put the word "only" next to "$70 million"), meaning it made back half of its budget this weekend alone. Congrats to my favorite Spaz of Cinema on the major return. Here's how the rest of the box shaped up.
1. "Inglorious Basterds" - $38 million
2. "District 9" - $18 million
3. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra" - $12 million
4. "The Time Traveler's Wife" - $9 million
5. "Julie & Julia" - $8 million
I've taken a few weeks off the movie blog, counted up all of my losses and settled some debts. Let's predict what's going to happen next weekend...Continue reading Monday Movie Quarterback 8/24: Heil Misspelleeng! »