’Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’ takes UK box office crown with Tarantino-best £5.1m weekend | News

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood began its UK box office life with a £5.1m three-day weekend. It opened at 664 locations for a site average across the weekend of £7,681. With previews of £1.4m on Wednesday (Aug 14) and £1m on Thursday, the film is up to £7.5m from a five-day run. That’s a stellar result for Sony and by far the best opening weekend of Tarantino’s career in the UK, topping Inglourious Basterds (£3.6m), Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and Kill Bill Vol.2 (all £2.8m). Django remains the director’s best performing title at the UK box office with £15.7m, and Sony will be looking for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood to smash through that number. The film isn’t just a career best for Tarantino, but also for one of its stars, Brad Pitt, topping 2002’s Ocean’s Eleven (£5.09m). For DiCaprio it’s also a career best if you include previews; if you compare weekends, it’s his third best behind 2010’s Inception (£5.9m) and 2016’s The Revenant (£5.3m). Once Upon A Time… is also the third best opening of all time for an 18-certificate release, behind two of the Fifty Shades films. Elsewhere for Sony, Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the biggest title in the fr...

SmartSonic™ platform family of MEMS-based ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor solutions

SmartSonic™ platform family of MEMS-based ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor solutions Associated Press | TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) today announced the immediate availability of the Chirp SmartSonic™ platform family of ultrasonic sensor time-of-flight (ToF) solutions. The SmartSonic platform is currently available with the award-winning Chirp CH-101, an ultra-low power ultrasonic ToF range sensor that provides millimeter-accurate range measurements up to 1.2m, independent of target color and transparency. The CH-101 ultrasonic ToF sensor module (MOD-CH101) contains a CH-101 sensor on a small printed circuit board (PCB) with flat flexible connector (FFC), and acoustic housing on top that enables an omnidirectional beam pattern of the output. It is designed to allow rapid integration into customer product enclosures, prototyping and small-scale production for a wide range of applications, including AR/VR, smart home technology, drones and robotics, connected IoT devices, mobile and wearable technology, and automotive. The CH-101 sensor module connects directly into the SmartSonic developer evaluation kit (DK-CH101) for initial product evaluation using the SonicLink™ software, which...