‘Ocean’s 8’ Hits $100M Mark as Studio Celebrates
Sandy B and the women hit a new high
Dinosaurs may have ruled the box-office this past weekend but Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures are still celebrating a new “Ocean’s 8” milestone. The heist-comedy crossed the $100M mark at the domestic box-office this past weekend, picking up some nice rankings along the way.
Now that the film has hit the $100M mark, the film now stands as the 10th-highest-grossing film of the year in domestic gross. The milestone was announced today by Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Goldstein stated, “Since its opening, ‘Ocean’s 8’ has been delighting moviegoers, resulting in strong word of mouth that is driving the box office. We congratulate the amazing ensemble cast and the filmmakers, as well as our partners at Village Roadshow, on this success.”
Last weekend the film pulled-in over $11.6M domestically, the film remained in 3,656 locations. The original “Ocean’s 11” topped $183M domestically back in 2001, “Ocean’s 12” hit $125M, and “Ocean’s 13” reached $117M domestically back in 2007.
The latest installment stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. “Ocean’s 8” also stars Richard Armitage as Claude Becker, Kluger’s unwitting date at the Gala, and James Corden as John Frazier, an insurance investigator trying to put the pieces together.
Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit,” “The Hunger Games,” “Pleasantville”) directed “Ocean’s 8” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Olivia Milch, original story by Ross. Steven Soderbergh and Susan Ekins produced the film. Michael Tadross, Diana Alvarez, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman served as executive producers, with Milch co-producing.
Ross’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Eigil Bryld, production designer Alex DiGerlando, Oscar-nominated editor Juliette Welfling (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”), costume designer Sarah Edwards, and composer Daniel Pemberton. “Ocean’s 8” is based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, the studio teases the story adding, “Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock)—just released from prison—has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett).” The studio continues, “Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose Weil (Bonham Carter). The target is $150 million in diamonds—diamonds that will adorn the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, The Met Gala. Their plan appears rock solid, but it will need to be flawless if the team is to get in and get away—all in plain sight.”