The box office wasn’t exactly hot this weekend, but people went to the movies nonetheless.
“Ocean’s 8” opened with almost $41.5 million, which beats the three previous films with George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt. How do you like that? Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13 each had opening weekends under $40 million.
The women win!
“Ocean’s 8” is the simplest heist film I’ve ever seen. All those great actresses, and money from Cartier shining like Rihanna’s diamonds, but just a straightforward heist. Anyway, they will hit $100 million, which is no small feat. And the next one– Soderbergh? Please?
“Solo” is crawling like a snail to $200 mil domestic. Enough said. The worldwide total (US, any other place that can be counted) is just over $300 mil. Will “Solo” reach $500 mil? Unlikely. Go see it if you haven’t already. It’s a good film. The studio let naysayers decry it to death.
“Book Club” is such a nice hit. They’re going to hit $60 mil easily. They’ve got some international, not much. Australia will love this film. A sequel is a certainty. In this segment the ladies all read “50 Shades of Grey.” Next time, it should be “Valley of the Dolls,” with all of them made up in a fantasy throwback sequence– Jane Fonda as Barbarella in Dior. What a hoot.
“RBG,” the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is at $9.3 million. Amazing! The $10 mil goal isn’t far off. Neither is an Oscar.