'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.

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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.

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