American director Quentin Tarantino at Rome Film Fest 2021. Quentin Tarantino Red Carpet. Rome (Italy), October 19th, 2021 (Photo by Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
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Why Quentin
Tarantino Thinks
Disney Set The
Hateful Eight Up
At The Box Office
Quentin Tarantino’s "The Hateful Eight" wasn't quite as successful at the box office as "Django Unchained" or "Inglourious Basterds." Going against "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" in its opening weekend may have been an issue, but Tarantino was more bitter about Disney's tactics with his movie than the film's box-office chances at the time.
When Tarantino went on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2015, he explained why he was "really p***ed off" about some of the news regarding "The Hateful Eight." His film was supposed to play at Cinerama Dome, a prominent Los Angeles theater, shortly after "Star Wars VII" was released, but Disney decided that they wanted "Star Wars" to play at the theater through the holidays.
When the Arclight, owners of Cinerama Dome, insisted on honoring the contract with "The Hateful Eight," the House of Mouse threatened to pull their massive new film out of every theater the company owned. Tarantino's new film did eventually premiere at the Cinerama, but the auteur director was furious about Disney's maneuvers.