Ocean's 8 has best US weekend opening of the franchise

This image released by Warner Bros. shows from foreground left Sandra Bullock Sarah Paulson Rihanna Cate Blanchett and Awkwafina in a scene from Ocean's 8

This image released by Warner Bros. shows from foreground left Sandra Bullock Sarah Paulson Rihanna Cate Blanchett and Awkwafina in a scene from Ocean's 8

Admittedly that latter figure is from 2004 and didn't have 14 years of inflation on its side, however Ocean's 8's opening is still a boon for Warner Bros., which has proven internet skepticism and vitriol wrong by reinventing a popular franchise with an ensemble of women leading the way.

Awkwafina, Bullock's "Ocean's 8" co-star, also weighed in with hopes that naysayers take the time to watch "Ocean's 8" before posting negative comments on the internet.

The all-female spin-off of the Ocean's film franchise features Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, who was played by George Clooney in the previous movies.

Second place went to "Solo: A Star Wars Story", but it didn't even get half of the "Ocean's 8" money this week, settling for $15.1M at second place.

Though audiences gave the notoriously scary film a D-plus CinemaScore, it set a company record for boutique distributor A24 with a $13million debut.

Meanwhile, Toni Collette's Hereditary also got a box office boost.

Not doing so well was Hotel Artemis, which had a disappointing $3.1 million debut. Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown star in the action thriller set in the near future. Because in the end, it's a heist movie, and you don't want this sort of political climate on a human issue to eclipse the fact that this is just a fun film.

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

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" began its global rollout in 48 overseas markets with an estimated $151.1 million, said Universal Pictures.

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

Two years ago, Sony's all-female reboot of Ghostbusters launched with US$46 million.

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 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. The documentary on the life and legacy of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" host Fred Rogers stirred up social media buzz, sharing how the film spurred them to tears, and it has a 99% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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