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Deanna Kelley
June 11, 2018

That demographic is expected to sustain the heist film throughout June, even as "Incredibles 2" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" are expected to post $100 million-plus openings over the next two weeks.

Starring Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Fanning and Awkwafina in Sandra Bullock's all female heist team to steal diamonds resting on Anne Hathaway's neck, Ocean's 8 is an ode, and a spinoff to Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

The Ocean's 8, spin-off version of the 2001 "Ocean's Eleven" franchise opened in United States theaters on Friday.

When it additionally opens the summer after the #MeToo movement, as opposed to the summer before Harvey Weinstein's outing as a monster and "locker room talk" politics, Ocean's 8 was able to rise above erroneous critiques and be its own successful thing.

Audiences and critics likewise received Ocean's 8 warmly, though not ecstatically.

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

As Deadline reported, women showed up for the film as well-69% of the audience were women. The sci-fi drama went on to earn US$93 million in North America and US$286 worldwide.

The film stars Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean (originally played by George Clooney), as she assembles a gang of talented women to plan a seemingly impossible diamond heist from a glamorous gala in NY. The movie took first place over the rest of the weekend's new releases, which also included the horror film Hereditary and the star-studded thriller Hotel Artemis. "Hotel Artemis" debuted with a dismal $3.1 million on 2,407 screens. The film stars Jodie Foster as a nurse who runs a hospital for criminals in a futuristic version of Los Angeles.

Disney and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story is brought in another $15.2 million at the domestic box office and another $11.3 million internationally.

Rounding out the top five is the seventh weekend of Avengers: Infinity War with US$6.9 million. 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. With hefty production costs and expensive marketing, the remake cost Sony around $50 million.

Overall, the year to date box office is ahead 4.3 per cent, according to comScore.

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