Inglourious Basterds

The Weinstein Co have pulled out a win, just when they needed it. Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds won this weekend at the box office, taking in an estimated $37.6 million domestically and $27.5 million internationally for a worldwide weekend total of $65.1 million. That is enough to top Kill Bill: Volume 2 as Tarantino’s highest box office opening to date. Top five studio estimates are available after the jump.

Box Office results thanks to Box Office Mojo

WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, AUGUST 21-23, 2009

Rank. Movie Title (Distributor)
Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #

1. Inglourious Basterds (Weinstein Company)
$37.6 million | 3,165 | $37.6 million | 1

2. District 9 (TriStar)
$18.9 million | 3,050 | $73.5 million | 2

3. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Paramount)
$12.5 million | 3,953 | $120.5 million | 3

4. The Time Traveler’s Wife (Warner Bros. (New Line))
$10.0 million | 2,988 | $37.4 million | 2

5. Julie & Julia (Sony / Columbia)
$9.0 million | 2,463 | $59.3 million | 3

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