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Ocean’s 8 cracks $5m on first box office weekend

The all-female spin-off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s 8, topped the box office on launch weekend, achieving more than $5m in earnings.

Ocean’s 8, which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling, follows a group of women led by Debbie (Bullock), the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney from the original trilogy), who plan on robbing the Met Gala.

The film was released ahead of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and achieved $5.55m in earnings across 488 screens. Since its premiere early last week, it has made just over $6m.

Ocean’s 8 premiere weekend proved stronger than Deadpool 2, which fell from last week’s top spot, despite an additional $2.236m in earnings over the weekend.

Deadpool 2 is now showing at just 279 screens, but managed to pull in more than Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is still being shown at 410 locations.

The Star Wars spinoff, which has collected $14.490m since its premiere three weeks ago, made a total of $2.072m over the weekend.

Another film to premiere over the weekend was Studiocanal’s horror film Hereditary, which made $1.142m on its opening weekend. The film is based around the Graham family who, upon the death of the matriarch, unravel cryptic and horrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War added $660,165 to total earnings, with 210 screens across Australia. The film has now made $61.050m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Ocean's 8 (Roadshow) $5,550,644 488 $6,036,707
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $2,236,055 279 $32,744,027
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) $2,072,736 410 $14,490,552
Hereditary (Studiocanal) $1,142,082 214 $1,144,480
Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $660,165 210 $61,050,543
Kaala (Mindblowing Films) $402,213 58 $402,213
Tea With The Dames (Transmission) $398,715 176 $440,225
The Bookshop (Transmission) $290,062 156 $1,777,382
Life Of The Party (Wb) $246,425 178 $5,317,967
Duck Duck Goose (Roadshow) $240,857 192 $726,697
Breath (Roadshow) $176,162 114 $4,138,341
Veere Di Wedding (Zee Studios) $153,522 34 $594,331
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (Studiocanal) $142,952 128 $6,562,716
Carry On Jatta 2 (White Hill Productions) $107,002 26 $577,872
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $90,978 112 $26,635,323
Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) $70,898 66 $6,780,262
Gringo (Roadshow) $61,910 190 $476,813
Aurore (Palace) $53,322 29 $662,410
How Long Will I Love You (Tangren) $49,532 15 $708,912
Kodachrome (Icon) $47,834 62 $51,442
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