Published: Mon, June 11, 2018

'Ocean's 8' Bumps 'Solo' From No. 1 Spot at Box Office

'Ocean's 8' Bumps 'Solo' From No. 1 Spot at Box Office

The opening weekend also managed to be the best in Ocean's franchise history, beating the debuts of 2001's Ocean's Eleven ($38.1 million), 2004's Ocean's Twelve ($39.1 million) and 2007's Ocean's Thirteen ($36.1 million).

This weekend's well reviewed horror release Hereditary took fourth place with $13 million.

Ocean's 8 (M) opens in New Zealand cinemas on June 7.

Sandra Bullock's boyfriend, Bryan Randall, supported her at the Ocean's 8 premiere in New York City on Tuesday, where the two adorably held hands.

The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. Either from disappointment or simply because they were stunned from fear, audiences gave "Hereditary" - about a family cursed after the death of its matriarch - a D-plus CinemaScore.

The action thriller "Hotel Artemis" from Global Road opened with revenue of $3.15 million, ahead of the $2.5 million seen by Box Office Pro. While it fell just under the projected $44 million it was slated to rake up, it was still enough for the film to land a No. 1 spot over all other films in theaters. Sterling K. Brown and Jeff Goldblum are among the co-stars.

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.

Sandra Bullock star of top box-office draw
Sandra Bullock star of top box-office draw “Ocean’s 8,” is seen at the recent premiere of the film in New York

Ghostbusters was produced on a $144 million dollar budget, and while it managed to bring in over $229 million worldwide, with advertising the film wasn't very profitable.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brought in an additional $6.8 million domestically, putting its U.S. total at $654.7 million (still sitting behind Black Panther by $45 million).

Sony's "Ghostbusters" reboot was directed by Paul Feig, who worked with Bullock and McCarthy on the 2013 hit "The Heat".

Warner Bros. spent $70 million on the production, and millions more marketing the picture.

In limited release, Focus Features' "Won't You Be My Neighbor" launched with $470,000 on 29 screens.

Opening this weekend was another documentary that may prove a similar sensation: the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor".


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