Before they were stars of heist movie ‘Ocean’s 8,’ Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were running their own childhood heists.
NEW YORK — Ocean’s 8, the women-led reboot of the starry Ocean’s franchise, opened with $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling Solo: A Star Wars Story.
According to studio estimates Sunday, Ocean’s 8 set a new best for the franchise, not accounting for inflation. The three previous Ocean’s films all made their debut with $36 million to $39 million in the last decade.
Solo slid to second place with $15.2 million in its third weekend.
The weekend’s second-biggest opening was the acclaimed horror thriller Hereditary, which finished fourth. Though audiences gave the notoriously scary film a D-plus on CinemaScore, it made a strong debut with $13 million.
Rounding out the top five: Ryan Reynolds’ antiheroic Deadpool 2, which was third with $13.7 million, and Marvel’s epic Avengers: Infinity War, in fifth with $6.8 million after seven weekends in theaters.
Final figures are expected Monday.
Contributing: Kim Willis
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