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. "You make your own money, and be your own person.' And I literally went out into the world thinking there was no disparity, that everyone was equal, and I can do whatever a man can do".
Not all weekend openers were as fortunate.
Ocean's 8 is Sandra Bullock's first movie in nearly three years.
Not doing so well was Hotel Artemis, which had a disappointing $3.1 million debut.
Finishing in a distant second was Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story, earning $15.15 million to bring its total North American gross to $176 million after 1 days, well below the expectations for a film in the biggest franchise in the universe. Drew Pearce wrote and directed the movie, which stars Jodie Foster as a nurse running a secret hospital for criminals in near-future Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is already devouring prey at the worldwide box office, which is a good way to get itself early headlines. Internationally, the Han Solo origin story brought in an additional $11.3 million.
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).
The gender switch from Clooney & Co.to Bullock and crew didn't seem to cause the mass outrage among a segment of male fandom that haunted the Ghostbusters reboot two years ago.
Well, fair enough. I don't blame Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon or Leslie Jones for Ghostbusters sucking. It was a disappointing return for a movie that had a production budget of $144 million. Also opening in limited release this weekend was Focus' Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Opening this weekend was another documentary that may prove a similar sensation: the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor". The film was panned by audiences receiving a 52% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Overall, the year to date box office is ahead 4.3 per cent, according to comScore.