Ocean's 8 opens in New Zealand cinemas on June 7. Interestingly, the gender-flipped continuation of the Ocean's series not only debuted with the highest opening weekend of the franchise (besting the $39 million earned by Ocean's 12), but it earned similar numbers to the gender-flipped reboot of Ghosbusters, which opened with $46 million. Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. studio is the distributor. With hefty production costs and expensive marketing, the remake cost Sony around $50 million.
Disney and Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story is brought in another $15.2 million at the domestic box office and another $11.3 million internationally. Sandra Bullock's Debbie Ocean (sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean) is the main character.
Thinking big, she first robs Bergdorf Goodman of all the perfume, lipstick and lace panties she will need, then lies her way into a suite at the Plaza Hotel and begins to recruit a team of seven other handsome crooks to carry out a scheme that would defeat Bonnie and Clyde. 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.
This is likely the reason why Bullock - who's also copped her fair share of stalkers - didn't star in any movies for the last three years prior to Ocean's 8, instead choosing to step aside and focus on her son Louis, 8, and daughter Leila, 6. James Corden appears late in the film, extending the narrative as a tireless investigator, a postscript that unavoidably recalls Soderbergh's more recent heist pic, Logan Lucky. If Hollywood wants to play the progressive card and bust open that female-ensemble blockbuster glass ceiling, they need to focus on making great movies rather than trying to skate by on feel-good political vibes, like they did with Ghostbusters. "We hit an underserved audience", he said. That marked a record opening for distributor A24. After her mother dies, the Graham family starts to discover cryptic and terrifying secrets about their ancestry. It scored 59 percent positive reviews, Rottentomatoes said. Drew Pearce wrote and directed the movie, which stars Jodie Foster as a nurse running a secret hospital for criminals in near-future Los Angeles. Sterling K. Brown and Jeff Goldblum are among the co-stars.