The ladies are in the lead.
Last night, “Ocean’s 8” picked up $15.8 mil including $4 mil from Thursday night previews. The all star female heist caper is a hit. Whew!
And why wouldn’t it be? Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway are Oscar winners. Helena Bonham Carter might as well be (Oscar nominee). Sarah Paulson are Mindy Kaling are aces. Awkwafina is lots of fun.
And, of course, there’s Rihanna. She got the biggest ovation the other night in Alice Tully Hall. And she’s delightful.
For comparison: the all female “Ghostbusters” has a $46 million opening a couple of years ago. And back in 2001, “Ocean’s 11” had a $38 million weekend premiere.