Those Inglourious Basterds storm the US box office

Quentin Tarantino's World War Two/Wester/noir/Whatever mash-up Inglourious Basterds had a healthy start to its campaign, notching up $37/6 million in box office scalps across the pond this weekend.

It pushed District 9 down to second place, with the sci-fi pic dropping just 49% to score $18.9 million. G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra took third with $12.5 million.

In fourth place, The Time Traveller's Wife made $10 million and Julie And Julie sank one place to fifth with $9 million.

QT's former Grindhouse collaborator Robert Rodriguez, saw his new kids' pic - Shorts - open in sixth place with just $6.6 million.

Your top 10, then...

  1. Inglourious Basterds ($37.6 million)
  2. District 9 ($18.9 million)
  3. G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra ($12.5 million)
  4. The Time Traveller's Wife ($10 million)
  5. Julie & Julia ($9 million)
  6. Shorts ($6.6 million)
  7. G-Force ($4.2 million)
  8. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince ($3.5 million)
  9. The Ugly Truth ($2.9 million)
  10. Post Grad ($2.8 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.