As we head into Oscar weekend, Quentin Tarantino and The Weinstein Co. will have something to celebrate as The Hateful Eight will pass $100M internationally by Sunday. The film, which bowed domestically Christmas Day in 70mm only and then released wide on Jan. 1, has grossed $53.5M stateside and this weekend opens in Japan. The news of the international gross comes as Ennio Morricone — who has an Oscar nomination for the score to Hateful Eight and also committed to working with Tarantino on his next film — will get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.
The $100M milestone internationally will put the gross of the film well over $150M worldwide. The Hateful Eight is still playing in about 28 markets around the globe.
“Selling a Tarantino film is a company-defining moment studios never forget and one that we at The Weinstein Company have been lucky to have had with Quentin,” said Ennis Hensley, TWC President of International Sales & Distribution, commented. “Hand selecting our international distributors who can help bring us to the finish line is always a very important process for us. We couldn’t be more proud of the work our partners overseas have done in getting The Hateful Eight to as many audiences as possible. With the $100M marker in our sights, it proves that the independent market can still handle films of this caliber and that we are working with some of best in the business.”