Weekend Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Steals the Win with $41M Debut
It was a close one at the box-office this week
Three new releases hit the summer box-office this week, bumping Solo and the Avengers down a few spots on the domestic charts. Thriller fans had “Hereditary” to see this weekend, while fans of the crime genre could choose between the action-thriller “Hotel Artemis,” and the crime-caper “Ocean’s 8”. At the limited box-office, the film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” also opened this weekend, but you will have to check your local listings to see where it’s playing.
“Ocean’s 8” took the top-spot this weekend after bringing in over $41M across 4,145 locations. “Ocean’s 8” was directed by Gary Ross, the film features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” dropped to second-place on the domestic-charts, bringing in $15M and raising the film’s three-week domestic total to just over $176M. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Ron Howard, the film features Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton, Woodey Harrelson, and Donald Glover.
FOX’s “Deadpool 2” also dropped a spot on the charts, landing in third-place with a $13.6M weekend. “Deadpool 2” has made over $278M for the studio in just four-weeks. “Deadpool 2” was directed by David Leitch, the film stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, and Morena Baccarin.
A24’s well-reviewed horror-hit “Hereditary” opened at number-four this weekend, bringing in $13M across 2,964 locations. “Hereditary” was written and directed by Ari Aster, the film stars Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne. Wrapping up the top-five this weekend was Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which made another $6.8M over the weekend. Still on the top-five after seven-weeks, the latest Marvel installment has made over $654M domestically.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning is this weekend’s other new release, “Hotel Artemis,” which made $3M across 2,407 locations. “Hotel Artemis” was written and directed by Drew Pearce, the film stars Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, and Charlie Day.
At the limited box-office “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” opened at 29 locations, making $470K with an impressive theaters average of $16,207. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” was directed by Morgan Neville, and features Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, and McColm Cephas Jr.
Next weekend these films will have to battle Disney’s “Incredibles 2” and the comedy “Tag,” both of those films are set to open nationwide on Thursday.