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‘Ocean’s 8’ Release Set to Take In $40 Million Heist for Opening Weekend

The gender-swapped caper movie Ocean’s 8 was just released yesterday on June 8, 2018 and has already gotten itself high on this weekend’s box office charts.  On opening day, the film pulled in $15.8 million, setting it for a domestic launch that should land the movie in the $40 million range.  Not factoring inflation, this movie is the best showing of the Ocean’s series.

It seems likely that Ocean’s 8 will easily rob the number one spot off the box office charts, away from the reigning Solo: A Star Wars Story.  But with the galactic film in its third weekend of release, it may find its spot stolen by the all-female leading cast of the heist movie.

Ocean’s 8 stars Sandra Bullock who is Debbie Ocean, estranged sister of Danny Ocean who was portrayed by George Clooney in the original film series.  And the spin-off follows a similar format to the original formula, with Ocean being released from prison and then gathering up her trusted all-female team of criminal specialists, plotting to rob the Met Gala in New York.

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The film is directed by Gary Ross and stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.  Ocean’s 8 is out in theaters now.  For a Geeks of Color spoiler-free review, you can read all about that here.

Have you caught this movie yet?  If so, what did you think?  If not, do you want to watch it?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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