Though the "Ocean's" trilogy, which came out from 2001-07, posted higher openings if inflation is taken into account, "Ocean's 8" has the best raw launch in the franchise.
At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded franchise, "Ocean's 8" - despite ho-hum reviews - found nothing like the stormy reception than the female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot did on the same weekend two years ago.
And while historically, female gangs have often been portrayed as clumsy or inexperienced, "Ocean's 8" presents Debbie and her accomplices as a diverse force to be reckoned with - with skills matching those of her brother's team. That doubles industry forecasts and marks the biggest opening weekend ever for for the indie studio. Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina fill out the cast of the film. The film now has a B+ CinemaScore and 68% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Though audiences gave the notoriously scary film a D-plus CinemaScore, it set a company record for boutique distributor A24 with a $13million debut.
Danny Kirwan (1950 - 2018), former Fleetwood Mac guitarist
The musician appeared on five of the band's early albums, touring with the ever-changing group from 1968 to 1972. At just 17, he convinced Fleetwood Mac's producer, Mike Vernon, to watch his band Boilerhouse rehearse.
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The Legal Aid Society was able to obtain the temporary stay for Villavicencio after a hearing in Manhattan court Saturday. His wife Sandra Chica, who is a US citizen, says Villavicencio now has an open green card application.
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Woods bought " Privacy " in 2004, and he and his former wife Elin Nordegren spent their wedding night aboard the yacht. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills, and it offered two stacked groups for the morning and afternoon.
Far less successful was Global Road's "Hotel Artemis". It holds a 68% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being, "Ocean's 8 isn't quite as smooth as its predecessors, but still has enough cast chemistry and flair to lift the price of a ticket from filmgoers up for an undemanding caper". That movie went on to earn $362.7 million worldwide.
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). While on the red carpet, one of the stars of the film, Sandra Bullock, decided it was time to address the backlash the rebooted Ghostbusters movie received back in 2016. It was a disappointing return for a movie that had a production budget of $144 million.
Opening this weekend was another documentary that may prove a similar sensation: the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor".
In limited release, Focus Features' "Won't You Be My Neighbor" launched with $470,000 on 29 screens.