Once upon a Time…in Hollywood,Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to the industry in 1969, showed a great opening at the box office in its opening weekend. The film made $40 million domestic Bussines.
It’s now the second-highest opening ever for a, nearly besting record holder Inglorious Bastards (when the latter’s roughly $38 million. Once Upon a Time also set a record for first-day earnings for a Tarantino film.
The story line of this film revolves around the faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
On the other side, film is also facing criticism from the Bruce Lee’s daughter. Shannon Lee said it’s disheartening to see her father portrayed as an arrogant blowhard, because in truth, as an Asian-American in 1960s Hollywood, he had to work much harder to succeed than Booth and Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio), the fictional, white protagonists of the film.
She further added that “I can understand all the reasoning behind what is portrayed in the movie,”.
“I understand that the two characters are antiheroes and this is sort of like a rage fantasy of what would happen… and they’re portraying a period of time that clearly had a lot of racism and exclusion.”
She also said that “I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super bad-ass who could beat up Bruce Lee. But they didn’t need to treat him in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.”