Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Ladies See a $41.5-M Opening
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Indie horror pic ‘Hereditary’ survives a D+ CinemaScore with a $13-M debut, while Jodie Foster’s ‘Hotel Artemis’ DOA with $3.2-M
Overseas Box Office Open: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ takes $151-M.
The female-fronted Ocean’s 8 opened over the weekend to a series-best $41.5-M from 4,145 theaters to easily place #1 in North America.
From Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) and Village Roadshow, Ocean’s 8 scored one of the Top 10 openings YTD and cost about $70-M to produce.
Ocean’s 8, which revives the Ocean’s franchise after an 11-year absence from the big screen, posted the biggest domestic start of the 4 films in the series, not accounting for inflation, and earning a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, the prior 3 films likewise earned B grades.
Solo: A Star Wars Story continued to struggle in its 3rd frame. Solo, which will post the !st loss for Disney’s Star Wars empire, placed #2 with $15.2-M for a domestic total of $176.1-M. Overseas its tally is $136.1-M and a global box office of $312.2-M.
Deadpool 2 came in # 3 with $13.7-M in its 4th weekend for a domestic take of $278.7-M. The sequel took in another $18.5-M internationally from 79 markets for a foreign total of $376.6-M and a global box office of $655.3-M.
The acclaimed supernatural horror pic Hereditary opened to $13-M from 2,964 theaters.
Hereditary premiered in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Global Road’s Hotel Artemis, arrived DOA in its North American debut, placing # 8 with $3.2-M from 2,407 theaters
At the specialty box office
Focus Features’ Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? posted a location average of $16,168 upon opening to $470,000 from 29 theaters. The film, which boasts a 99% Rotten Tomatoes score, chronicles the life of the late TV icon, the mastermind behind Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The overseas action
Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened to $151.1-M from its 1st 48 markets. That does not include China, where it rolls out next weekend.
The tentpole, came in #1 everywhere, launched offshore 2 weeks ahead of its 22 June domestic open to avoid World Cup competition.
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