'Ocean's 8' opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top weekend


This is likely the reason why Bullock - who's also copped her fair share of stalkers - didn't star in any movies for the last three years prior to Ocean's 8, instead choosing to step aside and focus on her son Louis, 8, and daughter Leila, 6.

I should add though that Ocean's 8 isn't exactly setting the world on fire critically, now clocking in at a middling 68% on the Tomatometer and being described as an "underwritten", "slapdash" and "undemanding", hardly language that's going to make me rush out to cinemas.

Now look, I'm not suggesting that Ocean's 8 is almost as putrid as American Pie Presents: Band Camp- it's an absolutely good-enough piece of summer fluff, and it's probably some sort of blasphemy to invoke a title like that anywhere near the vicinity of a cast like this.

Ocean's 8 is a refreshing feel from all the previous female centric films (tagline: Ghostbusters) and proves to be a 10/ 10 for cinematic views.

"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with Sandra Bullock at the NYC premiere of "Ocean's 8", where she opened up about the star-studded cast! "Number one, it's fun". But this isn't about just women. A24's R-rated thriller didn't scare audiences away - it exceeded estimates to open in fourth place with $13 million from 2,964 locations. That said, the film played quite well to younger audiences, of which 11% were 18 years or younger and gave the film an "A" CinemaScore. Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Kenneth Choi, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, and Zachary Quinto star in the film, which was written and directed by Iron Man 3's Drew Pearce. Set in a near-future Los Angeles, "Hotel Artemis" is about a members-only hospital for criminals. That said, the $41.5 million debut is a solid start for the $70 million production, which will now hope to holdover well amid upcoming competition which includes Incredibles 2 next weekend and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom the following week.

Following the revival of the ghostly classic, many took to social media to criticize the decision to cast all female actors to replace original male cast members like Dan Akroyd and Bill Murray.

One of the early summer's more breakout hits has been the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary "RBG", which has made $9.1 million in six weeks of release through Sunday.