Box Office: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Takes on ‘Lion King’

  • Variety
Box Office: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Takes on ‘Lion King’
Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt’s characters in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” will have to take on much more than a changing showbiz landscape. This weekend, the washed-up actor and his majordomo are battling Disney’s juggernaut “The Lion King” at the domestic box office.

Tarantino’s R-rated auteur drama and Disney’s PG family film will be appealing to very different audiences, but “The Lion King” is once again expected to suck up much of the oxygen in theaters across the country. Its sophomore outing could double — or even triple — “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s” initial grosses. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” should earn $30 million when it debuts in over 3,600 theaters. However, older moviegoers aren’t a demographic that rushes out to see a movie on opening weekend, meaning solid word-of-mouth could parlay into a long and lucrative life in multiplexes.
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