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‘Ocean’s 8’ reboot makes off with $41.5M and No. 1 at the box office

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Before they were stars of heist movie ‘Ocean’s 8,’ Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were running their own childhood heists.
USA TODAY

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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