Tarantino Tops His Career Best

But 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' can't touch 'The Lion King'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
Tarantino Tops His Career Best
This image released by Disney shows Scar, voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, in a scene from "The Lion King."   (Disney via AP)

Quentin Tarantino topped his personal-best weekend debut with the critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood—but the R-rated movie still lagged far behind Jon Favreau's remake of The Lion King, per the Hollywood Reporter. The animated blockbuster added $75 million at home, holding onto first place ahead of Once Upon a Time ($40 million) and Spider-Man: Far From Home ($12 million). Toy Story 4 ($9.9 million) and Crawl ($4 million) filled out the domestic top five. Tarantino's next-best debut was 2009's Inglourious Basterds at $38 million, not accounting for inflation. The Lion King has already amassed $962 million at the global box office and is days away from hitting $1 billion, notes the Reporter. (More movies stories.)

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