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Quentin Tarantino Kills at the Box Office

It was an unexpectedly good weekend for the controversial Quentin Tarantino flick Inglourious Basterds, which took in a surprising $37.6 million haul. Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who have faced questions about their company's viability since leaving Miramax in 2005, released a thrilled statement about the film's success. "This is a film that wowed audiences the way that only Quentin Tarantino can,” they said. “We look forward to a great run in the U.S. and continued success around the world." Most of their pictures have grossed less than $1 million worldwide. Basterds, with its $70 million budget and big-name star, Brad Pitt, was seen as a make-or-break film for the company.