Inglourious Basterds Killed

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As you might have already guessed, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds kicked ass at the box office this weekend, raking in $65M. Variety reports:

Quentin Tarantino’s WWII tale “Inglourious Basterds” conquered the worldwide B.O., which was welcome news for the Weinstein Co. and Universal as the pic opened to an impressive $37.6 million domestically and $27.1 million more overseas. Pic marks a key win that could yield a new franchise for TWC and Universal Pictures Intl., who are 50-50 partners on “Basterds.” The timing is good for both companies. Investors have been putting pressure on TWC to shore up its financials, while U has sustained a series of box office disappointments. Worldwide opening of $65.1 million makes “Basterds” anything but.

Say what you want about Tarantino, but he makes movies people want to see. And that’s really kinda the point. Look, I’m sorry your movie about the lesbian Eskimo and her paraplegic gay friend fighting poverty and intolerance in their mobile home park or whatever people go see to seem smart didn’t make this list, but they should have thought about that when the script didn’t mention exploding Nazis.

Diane Kruger at the NYC screening of Inglourious Basterds. I’d hit it: