'Ocean's 8' opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top weekend

Ocean's 8 Opening Weekend Box Office

Ocean's 8 Opening Weekend Box Office

The gorgeous cast of Ocean's 8 got together in NY on Jun 5 for the premiere of the much-anticipated film - and boy did they make it a very fashionable red carpet.

Women and older moviegoers boosted box office numbers. The audience on opening weekend was 69 percent female.

Hathaway was on The Ellen Show today to chat about the upcoming spin-off from Steven Soderbergh's Oceans trilogy. Internatioanlyl the film added another $10.9 million bringing its world wide total to $1.998 billion. Two other new releases helped boost weekend attendance, with the A24 horror feature "Hereditary" placing fourth and Global Road Entertainment thriller "Hotel Artemis" opening in eighth place. Ari Aster's directorial debut has been critically lauded since its debut in the Midnight section at Sundance Film Festival. That said, the film played quite well to younger audiences, of which 11% were 18 years or younger and gave the film an "A" CinemaScore.

Not all weekend openers were as fortunate. The cast also includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, and Brian Tyree Henry. Drew Pearce wrote and directed the movie, which stars Jodie Foster as a nurse running a secret hospital for criminals in near-future Los Angeles. The sci-fi drama went on to earn $93 million in North America and $286 worldwide.

More news: G7 tensions high after 'rant' over trade
More news: Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada
More news: Will Meet North Korea on 'Mission of Peace'

There's nothing automatically wrong with a film that echoes its predecessors - the heist movie in particular is built on the foundation of cinematic tradition - but Ocean's 8, in scene after scene, is done no favors by the reminders. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" secured second place with $15.5 million in its third weekend.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brought in an additional $6.8 million domestically, putting its United States total at $654.7 million (still sitting behind Black Panther by $45 million). The Ghostbusters reboot also had some stellar talent but received some backlash for going with all-female leads, something Bullock isn't happy about.

The film starred Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon, and despite mostly positive critiques did not perform well at the box office. Ghostbusters had an at least $144 million budget after alleged tax incentives, as well as a large marketing budget.

Recommended News

  • Tyson Fury Kisses His Opponent On Return To The Ring

    Tyson Fury Kisses His Opponent On Return To The Ring

    Fury could now face former WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew as he gears up towards a heavyweight clash. The objective is to get him ready to fight for the world title as soon as possible.
    Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

    Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

    The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days. Accuweather has predicted the hurricane will track west-northwest away from the Mexico coastline into the weekend.
    99 killed in Guatemala volcano eruption

    99 killed in Guatemala volcano eruption

    Meanwhile, on Wednesday, rescue crews were repeatedly forced to retreat as Fuego sent boiling water and toxic gas down its slopes. The national disaster agency says it's suspending recovery efforts because of the danger to its workers.
  • Top Indian chefs mourn the death of Anthony Bourdain

    Top Indian chefs mourn the death of Anthony Bourdain

    Hotel staff told the New York Times that Ripert contacted hotel reception when he couldn't reach Bourdain on his cell phone. The host said though Bourdain is known for his "rough and rash" attitude, the chef was also " really tender and sweet".
    LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone

    LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone

    He literally carried the Cavs to the Finals when no one outside of Cleveland thought they had a shot of getting there. As for whether he might have gotten the best of the Warriors if he never had taken that swing, we'll never know.
    Israeli troops kill more Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

    Israeli troops kill more Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

    The compound sits on the ruins of biblical temples and is revered by Jews as the holiest site of their religion. More than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled in the 1948 Mideast war over Israel's creation.
  • U.S.  has recalled two diplomats from Cuba because of the

    U.S. has recalled two diplomats from Cuba because of the "mysterious injuries"

    China earlier said it had looked into the case announced last month but came up with no clues about the cause of the symptoms. A security person walks outside the US consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, June 7.
    Verizon CEO McAdam retiring, Vestberg named successor

    Verizon CEO McAdam retiring, Vestberg named successor

    Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. McAdam is retiring this year, and once he does retire, he will transition into the non-executive chairman of the company.
    Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

    Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

    For his part Vettel believes Ferrari's 2018 vehicle is not now "a true match" for Mercedes , despite having won the first race. It's a long year. "After a disappointing race in Monaco, I'm already looking forward to heading to Canada", he said.
  • Vince Vaughn Arrested For DUI

    Vince Vaughn Arrested For DUI

    Vince Vaughn arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. The arrest occurred early Sunday morning in Manhattan Beach, California, about 30 minutes south of Los Angeles .
    Donald Trump says Russian Federation  should be be allowed to rejoin G7

    Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7

    Days after igniting a trade war , Donald Trump declared Saturday that he wants a world free of all tariffs and trade barriers. The president repeated his tough stance on tariffs, saying allies had been "taking advantage" of the United States on trade.
    Warriors beat Cavaliers for third National Basketball Association  title in four years

    Warriors beat Cavaliers for third National Basketball Association title in four years

    After four years, four Finals, and one glorious championship in 2016, he is expected to take a good, long look at his options. Curry, who was terrible in Game 3, answered with a classic Steph Curry performance in the clincher.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.