Sony announced that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be re-released with 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage bookending the motion picture. The reissue will hit over 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada starting this Friday.
This unseen footage has been written about quite a bit over the past few months. Indiewire reported that the original cut of Once Upon a Time -which was directed by Quentin Tarantino and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie-was over four hours long, meaning there’s over an hour of unused material possibly waiting to surface.
It has also been rumored that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood might hit Netflix as an “extended release” containing that new footage.
Once Upon a Time has enjoyed quite the pleasant run since its release on July 26. After opening to a $41.1 million weekend in the U.S., the film has gone on to amass $139.8 million domestically. The film had crossed the $100 million mark in American theaters by its third weekend.
That doesn’t even touch the film’s foreign total. During the film’s first wide opening weekend between Aug. 16-18, Once Upon a Time pulled in $55.1 million from showings in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. Even without a showing in China, the film has been able to accrue $228.5 million from overseas screenings, representing 62% of its overall gross.
Once Upon a Time became director Quentin Tarantino’s second-highest-grossing film behind Django Unchained, which amassed $162.8 million domestically and $425.4 million worldwide. Once Upon a Time passed Tarantino’s other most profitable film, Inglourious Basterds, a few weeks back.
Just in the past couple weeks, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood passed Notting Hill to become the second-highest-grossing film about Hollywood ever. The only film Once Upon a Time trails behind is La La Land.
“Audiences have shown tremendous support for this movie, and we look forward to offering them another opportunity to see the film as it’s meant to be seen-in theaters on the big screen-with more sights and sounds of the sixties from Quentin Tarantino as an added treat,” said Adrian Smith, president of domestic distribution at Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.