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“Ocean’s 8” Tops US Weekend Box Office, Sets Franchise Record

“Ocean’s 8” delivered the “Ocean’s” franchise’s best opening weekend performance.

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In addition to winning the US weekend box office, “Ocean’s 8” sets a new high mark for the franchise.

The film will close the weekend with about $41.5 million in US receipts. That figure tops the $39.2 million earned by “Ocean’s Twelve” to rank as the best opening weekend for an “Ocean’s ” film.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which spent the past two weekends at #1, takes #2 on this weekend’s chart. It earned $15.2 million, bringing its cumulative gross to $176.1 million.

“Deadpool” slips one place to #3 with $13.7 million (cume now $278.7 million), while the new “Hereditary” debuts at #4 with $13.0 million.

Down one place, “Avengers: Infinity War” adds $6.8 million to its haul (cume now $654.7 million).

— Theaters for the new “Hotel Artemis” were rich with vacancies this weekend. The new release debuts at #8 with only $3.2 million.

Written by Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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