Quentin Tarantino has his biggest ever hit in Britain.
Wherever you stand on Quentin Tarantino’s incredibly divisive Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, it’s hard to deny it’s become some kind of saviour for standalone movies at the box office this summer. The movie, released by Sony, is the only non-sequel or franchise film to cross $100m at the American box office this summer. And it’s repeated its commercial success in the UK as well.
The film has topped the UK box office for three weeks running, most recently holding off Gerard Butler sequel Angel Has Fallen. And its £16.3m take in Britain has now seen it become the most successful Tarantino movie of all time at the UK box office. Its total currently stands at £600,000 more than that previous record holder, Django Unchained.
Competition arrives this weekend for the movie in the shape of It Chapter Two, that similarly aims at a slightly older audience-goer. But with Tarantino insisting that he’s got one more film to make and then he’s through, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood gives him a good commercial success to aim to match.