Oceans 8 is a film that spins off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy. It is a heist comedy just like the preceding trilogy except that the ensemble cast are all female including; Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina.
Five years, eight months and twelve days is exactly how long it took Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s younger sister, to orchestrate this brilliant heist. The motive was to steal Toussaint (a $150 million Carter necklace) from the Met Gala.
The precision of the plan takes one on an insightful journey as the eight work together for a common goal against all odds and sudden turns. Although it is a similar plot to the other Ocean’s movies, the cast performance makes it phenomenal.
As of June 17, 2018, Ocean’s 8 has grossed $78.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $37.1 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $115.4 million, against a production budget of $70 million (not including advertising costs).
In the United States and Canada, Ocean’s 8 was released alongside Hotel Artemis and Hereditary, and was projected to gross around $45 million from 4,145 theaters in its opening weekend, although some tracking firms had it debuting with as low as $30 million. Deadline Hollywood noted that it was tracking on-par with the 2016 all-female Ghostbusters reboot (which opened to $46 million), and had more interest from audiences than the likes of fellow female-led comedies The Heat ($39.1 million debut), Spy ($29.1 million) and Girls Trip ($31.2 million). The film made $4 million from Thursday night previews, including $100,000 from additional early screenings Wednesday night. It grossed $15.8 million on its first day (including previews), the highest total of the franchise when not factoring in inflation. It went on to debut to $41.6 million, the best of the series; 69% of its audience was female. In its second weekend the film made $19 million, finishing second behind newcomer Incredibles 2.