Weekend Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Slays, But ‘Hereditary’ Kills Despite D+ Cinemascore

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(This is, after all, the series in which Julia Roberts once played both her character and herself.) She has a tiny moment of ecstasy, when first trying on the necklace at the heist's center, that's so simultaneously amusing and sexy, you'll wish she'd been born early enough to do a couple dozen screwball comedies. Ocean's 8 earned back more than half of its budget ($70 million) in its opening weekend stateside while Ghosbusters earned only slightly more than one-third of its budget ($144 million) in its opening weekend. Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina fill out the cast of the film. Indeed, the reboot about skilled thieves looking good while committing their thievery just scored a franchise-best for the series, as Ocean's 8 is estimated of opening at $41.5 million this weekend. The Ocean's Eleven spin-off had been projected to debut within the $40 million range in its first frame, and it managed to match those expectations with an impressive debut, ending the two-week winning streak of Disney/LucasFilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story, which dropped to a distant second place with $15.1 million.

The Ocean's 8 set wasn't the first time Anne Hathaway and Rihanna have met. If the studio can take in that kind of coin for "Ocean's 8" it will be very pleased. The audience on opening weekend was 69 percent female. It won't open in North America until June 22 - after "Incredibles 2" takes over next week - but the "Jurassic World" sequel debuted in 48 markets overseas, earning itself a hefty $151.1 million for its global opening. A24's R-rated thriller didn't scare audiences away - it exceeded estimates to open in fourth place with US$13 million from 2,964 locations.

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"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" began its worldwide rollout in 48 overseas markets with an estimated $151.1 million, said Universal Pictures. Hotel Artemis checked in with a dismal US$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. Rounding out the top five is the seventh weekend of "Avengers: Infinity War" with $6.9 million. With hefty production costs and expensive marketing, the remake cost Sony around US$50 million. Also opening in limited release this weekend was Focus' Won't You Be My Neighbor?

"There's a lot of women-powered revenue at the box office in the heat of the summer season", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.

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