Bringing naughty words to film marquees everywhere, Quentin Tarantino's latest film not only took the lead on its opening weekend but was the only one of last week's four new releases to land in the top five:

1. Inglourious Basterds: $38.5 million
2. District 9: $18.2 million
3. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: $12.2 million
4. The Time Traveler's Wife: $9.7 million
5. Julie & Julia: $8.8 million


Halloween is coming early this year and to celebrate we've got two films competing to scare the pants off us.

The Final Destination
What's It All About:
In this fourth installment of the horror franchise a group of teens cheat death at a racetrack only to find that the grim reaper will track them down eventually.
Why It Might Do Well: Dude, it's in 3D!
Why It Might Not Do Well:
The only thing the series ever had going for it was spectacular death scenes. Might this premise be running out of steam?
Number of Theaters:
3,000
Prediction:
$26 million

Halloween 2
What's It All About:
In this sequel to Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, Michael Myers is not nearly as dead as we were led to believe and he continues his reign of terror.
Why It Might Do Well:
Despite grumbling from a lot of horror fans, the previous film took in about $80 million worldwide and had a $26 million opening weekend.
Why It Might Not Do Well:
Personally, I was lukewarm on Zombie's Halloween and don't feel it warrants a sequel.
Number of Theaters:
3,000
Prediction:
$22 million