Throughout his career, Quentin Tarantino's films weren't usually box office blockbusters, but his last two films have performed quite well. 2009's Inglourious Basterds took in $120.5 million domestic and $321.4 million worldwide, from a $70 million budget, while 2012's Django Unchained earned $162.8 million domestic and $425.3 million worldwide from a $100 million budget. Do you have any theories about what the police union may have in store for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight? You can see the latest trailer here if you missed it earlier today.
The Hateful Eight comes to theaters December 25th, 2015.Read More
After a 10 day silence, Quentin Tarantino has finally responded to the police boycott against him and his movies, including his upcoming Christmas Day release The Hateful Eight. His recent comments at a rally protesting police brutality drew the ire of the NYPD, who initially called the boycott. It was soon joined by various other law enforcement agencies all across the country. The director and cult icon certainly angered cops on both coasts. But he doesn't care. And he refuses to apologize or retract his comments.
So far, law enforcement groups in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, New Jersey, Chicago and Philadelphia have joined the boycott against Tarantino. Supporters are asked to both ban his films and to refuse to provide security or technical advice for his future projects. Los Angeles Police Dept. Lt. Craig Lally, who is also president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, blames Quentin Tarantino for being insensitive. The filmmaker called specific police officers 'murderers' just four days after a New York police officer was killed in the line of duty in East Harlem. The Dept. Lt. believes that Tarantino's comments are what will be most damaging to The Hateful Eight when it arrives in theaters. The officer explains."There's an underground of people who are very pro-police, and you don't hear about them until they get pissed off. And it's going to be this underground that shuts down the movie, not the cops."Read More
How serious is the police boycott of Quentin Tarantino and his upcoming Western The Hateful Eight? Serious enough that producer and longtime Quentin Tarantino collaborator Harvey Weinstein wants the director to issue some sort of apology. According to Page Six, Weinstein is furious with Tarantino, and believes his outspoken personality has ruined The Hateful Eight's chances at Oscar glory along with its potential at the box office.
Tarantino first drew the ire of the NYPD after he appeared at an NYC rally on October 24 to protest police brutality, calling the cops 'murderers'. Soon after, the NYPD called a boycott of Quentin Tarantino and all his movies, including The Hateful Eight, which opens in limited release this Christmas before going wider in January. Soon, the LAPD joined the boycott, and was followed by the National Association of Police Organizations and the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. Supporters are asked to both boycott his films and to refuse to provide security or technical advice for his future projects.Read More
The cops hate Quentin Tarantino! Police forces on both sides of the United States have decided to call a boycott against the director, his films, and the upcoming Christmas day release of The Hateful Eight. The NYPD were the first to speak out against the filmmaker after he made some disparaging remarks towards police in general this weekend. Now, the LAPD have joined their brothers in blue in shaming the man who has made such classics as Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. Will it hurt The Hateful Eight box office?
Quentin Tarantino's next movie, The Hateful Eight, is having a limited http://movieweb.com/hateful-eight-posters-cow-puncher-confederate-little-man/70mm Road Show rollout on December 25 before opening wide in January. That's still nearly two months away, and this could all be forgotten by the time the movie makes it's debut. At this time, it's not possibility to predict how the LAPD and NYPD boycott of the filmmaker and his films will affect the holiday box office. Which side do you stand on? The police? Or the director? Or is this just a blatant attack on free speech? Or did Quentin Tarantino make his move knowing this would give his Western free publicity?Read More
With The Hateful Eight's release just two months away, it remains to be seen if this boycott will have any impact on its box office take. The film will debut in limited release, with a unique "roadshow" release in approximately 50 theaters equipped with 70MM, before expanding into a nationwide release sometime in January. New York will certainly be one of the cities that The Hateful Eight opens in first, so it's possible that if New Yorkers support this boycott, it could adversely affect the box office results.
Quentin Tarantino has never shied away from speaking his mind before, and this is certainly not the first time he's made controversial statements. Do you think the NYPD is correct to "boycott" the director's films, simply for appearing at a peaceful protest? We'll keep you posted with any updates regarding The Hateful Eight boycott as we get closer and closer to the December 25 release.Read More
It Follows isn't a box office blockbuster by any means, earning $14.6 million throughout its theatrical run, but it opened rather large for an indie, earning $160,089 from just four theaters, for a whopping $40,022 per-screen average. The thriller, which also stars Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, Loren Bass and Jake Weary, expanded to 1,218 theaters in its third weekend, cracking the top 10 for three straight weeks throughout late March and April. Do you think Quentin Tarantino crossed the line with his comments about It Follows? Or do you think he makes some valid points?
Hey QT, why don't we get together over a beer and talk about these notes. I have a few of my own for you.— DavidRobertMitchell (@DRobMitchell) August 26, 2015
It Follows was released March 13th, 2015.Read More