If Quentin Tarantino does decide that Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood is his last film, he’ll be going out on a high.
The director has long alluded to only making ten films, but recently told GQ Australia, “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”
After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Hollywood opened on July 26th, grossing $40.3 million at the domestic box office.
The figure has earned the movie the honor of being Tarantino’s highest-earning film on debut, beating Inglourious Basterds, which took in $38 million during its opening weekend in 2009.
Despite the impressive total, Hollywood still ranked second at the box office behind The Lion King remake, which is soon expected to reach $1 billion worldwide.