Basterds Hunts Down Box Office Win

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2009 3:20 PM CDT

(Newser) Inglourious Basterds had a glorious opening weekend, scalping the box office for $37.6 million to give Quentin Tarantino the best opening of his career, USA Today reports. District 9 continued its strong showing in second place with $18.9 million, while GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra ($12.5 million), The Time Traveler's Wife ($10 million), and Julie & Julia ($9 million) rounded out the top five.