Weekend Box Office Sieged by Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds rode a wave of high marks and Brad Pitt’s star power to an easy opening weekend box office crown with an estimated $37.6 million in ticket receipts.

Basterds easily beat out other newcomers weekend including Robert Rodriguez’s Shorts ($6.6 million) and Post Grad ($2.8 million) with Alexis Bledel.

Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 took second in the weekend box office results after a strong opening last weekend. Another $18.9 million brings its total to $73.5 million and a date with $100 million increasingly possible. Third place went to another “guy” movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It tacked on $12 million to brings its domestic total to $120 million and worldwide gross to $222.7 million.

Paramount’s The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard ultimately fell hard from the top 10 in its second weekend. Its $2.65 million in tickets was only able to secure an 11th place finish.

The complete box office results for August 21 – 23 are as follows (click linked titles to read our review):

This upcoming Tuesday we will be debuting a new interactive box office game here at TheHDRoom to compliment our box office reports. You’ll be able to choose how much you think newcomers The Final Destination, Halloween 2 and Taking Woodstock, along with Inglourious Basterds and District 9, will make next weekend and then compare your guesses with ours and all the entries cumulatively in real time. Be sure to check back Tuesday, August 25 for the full scoop and to play this new weekly interactive feature.

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