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

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It helps, too, that Ocean's 8 should have strong legs throughout the month, as one of the few choices outside of traditional blockbusters for older adults, who are more likely to wait until the second and third weekends to see a movie. It's a solid-looking film that's performing decently with critics, and as of this writing, it has a 72% on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

According to Variety, "In Ocean's 8, Debbie and her team come together and devise their jigsaw puzzle of a heist with an aplomb that feels as natural as it is crowd-pleasing". It was the best-ever opening for any of the films in the franchise, handily beating the previous leader, 2004's "Ocean's Twelve", which posted $39.1 million in its opening weekend before going on to gross $125.5 million in the USA and Canada.

Ocean's 8 is an all-female star cast led spin-off of the popular George Clooney and Brad Pitt starring franchise Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, released between 2001 to 2007. "We both love Bob Marley, and I mentioned dreadlocks and she jumped up and down". Audiences seem to disagree - the horror film now has a D+ CinemaScore and 64% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, while its critical rating is 94% Fresh. Hotel Artemis checked in with a dismal US$3.1 million on 2,407 screens.

Next week, Buena Vista premieres the highly anticipated "Incredibles 2", Yash Raj opens the action flick "Race 3" and Warner Bros. drops the comedy "Tag".

It actually wound up becoming the highest grossing opener of the franchise while Toni Collette's creepy "Hereditary" is keeping horror alive at the box office. The film stars Jodie Foster as a nurse who runs a hospital for criminals in a futuristic version of Los Angeles. The sci-fi drama went on to earn US$93 million in North America and US$286 worldwide.

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The " Charmed " star believes Weinstein framed her in hopes of stopping her from sharing her allegations against the producer. If convicted, McGowan faces up to a year behind bars, but her attorneys have vowed to fight the charge all the way.

In India, Ocean's 8 will release on June 22.

"Deadpool" slips one place to #3 with $13.7 million (cume now $278.7 million), while the new "Hereditary" debuts at #4 with $13.0 million. The Marvel adventure picked up another $10.9 million overseas, bringing its global total to $1.998 billion.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brought in an additional $6.8 million domestically, putting its United States 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. It cost $15 million with A-list stars making sacrifices to appear in it.

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