Ocean's 8: Female-fronted reboot tops US weekend box office ahead of Solo, Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War

The ladies of Ocean’s 8 proved this weekend that they know find out how to steal the present — and rather more — as the brand new heist flick took in an estimated $41.6 million in North American theaters.

With an all-star solid led by the ever-popular Sandra Bullock and supported by Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna, the Warner Bros movie was Hollywood’s newest experiment — after Ghostbusters — in changing an all-male solid with feminine stars.

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Ocean’s Eight promo. Picture by way of Twitter

The outcome: One of many high 10 openings of the yr up to now and a greater debut than the three earlier Ocean’s editions made by Steven Soderbergh and starring a male principal solid. The movie additionally topped the myriad movies that centred round superheroes or science fiction.

The newest chapter stars Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean — performed by George Clooney within the Soderbergh movies — as she assembles a gang of proficient ladies to plan a seemingly inconceivable diamond heist from a glamorous gala in New York.

In second place on the US field workplace was final weekend’s chief, Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich as a younger model of the swashbuckling area pilot. The Disney movie took in $15.7 million, roughly half its earlier weekend’s complete.

Third spot went to Deadpool 2 from 20th Century Fox, at $14.1 million. This newest in Fox’s X-Males collection stars Ryan Reynolds within the title position. Its worldwide ticket gross sales have surpassed $650 million.

In fourth was a brand new movie, Hereditary, at $13.6 million, the most effective opening ever for A24, the indie manufacturing home behind Moonlight, Woman Chook and The Catastrophe Artist. The horror movie, a few household haunted after its matriarch dies, stars Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne. Its first rate opening got here despite an R-rating and a D+ viewers ranking from CinemaScore.

In fifth was Avengers: Infinity War, from Disney-owned Marvel, at $7.2 million. With a solid together with Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson, the superstar-rich extravaganza is now a mere $500,000 away from turning into the fourth film in historical past to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide.

Much less profitable was Resort Artemis, starring Jodie Foster. The World Street launch, additionally starring Sterling Ok Brown, Dave Bautista and Charlie Day, flopped with $3.2 million.

Ocean’s 8 releases in India on 22 June.

Also watch: Final Ocean’s 8 trailer introduces eight major characters and their hilarious backstories

With inputs from Agence France-Presse and Related Press

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