Thursday, June 13, 2024

All Star Female “Ocean’s 8” Has Knockout Friday with $15.8 Mil, Headed to $43 Mil Weekend


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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