Weekend Actuals: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Scores Franchise-Best $41.6M Opening; ‘Hereditary’ Scares Up $13.5M

'Hotel Artemis' stumbles with $3.2M

Monday Update:

Warner Bros.’ Ocean’s 8 opened in first place with a confirmed $41.6 million. In pure numbers that’s higher than the openings for any of the three previous Ocean’s films from the 2000s — although it’s actually lower than all of those three installments when adjusted for ticket price inflation.

The leader for the past two weekends, Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Storyfell to second place with a 46 percent decline to $15.7 million. The previous leader, Fox’s Deadpool 2dropped to third with a 39 percent decline to $14.1 million.

A24’s horror Hereditary began in fourth with $14.1 million, coming several million dollars about pre-release expectations. Global Road’s action thriller Hotel Artemis debuted to $3.2 million and eighth place.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $119.9 million. That’s 12.6 percent higher than last frame, but 16.8 percent below this same weekend last year.

Total box office this year equals $5.18 billion. That’s 5.0 percent above last year, down from +6.7 percent following last weekend.

Our table of weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update featuring fuller analysis.


Sunday Update:

Ocean’s 8 star-powered its way to the top of the box office this weekend with a robust $41.5 million opening, making it the largest debut in the history of the Ocean’s franchise not adjusting for inflation.

Boasting a powerhouse all-woman lead cast including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter, the Warner Bros. release got off to a strong $15.8 million start on Friday (including Thursday night previews) and played solidly through the weekend to an audience that skewed heavily female (69 percent to 31 percent male) and over the age of 25 (also 69 percent to 31 percent). The franchise’s previous opening weekend record was set by Ocean’s Twelve, which debuted to $39.1 million in December 2004 (though of course ticket prices were much lower fourteen years ago).

While the Ocean’s franchise had been dormant for exactly eleven years (Ocean’s Thirteen opened on the same day in 2007), the studio smartly updated it with an all-woman ensemble, thereby avoiding a sense of having been-there-done-that. That also gave an added boost to the film’s profile early on, with excitement building as a roster of A-list female stars attached themselves to the project in the lead-up to production. Warner Bros. mounted an impressive marketing blitz that emphasized the film’s diverse cast, from old-school stars like Bullock and Blanchett to young guns Rihanna and Awkwafina.

Due to it being an all-woman reboot of a franchise traditionally starring men, comparisons are inevitably being made between Ocean’s 8 and the Ghostbusters reboot from 2016. In light of that, it bears mentioning that while the former debuted a bit lower than the latter’s $46 million opening weekend, its reported production budget is roughly half as much, giving it a leg up in terms of profitability.

Also debuting this weekend was A24’s hard-R horror flick Hereditary, which debuted to a solid $13 million on nearly 3,000 screens for 4th place. In addition to being A24’s widest release ever, Hereditary also scored the indie distributor’s biggest opening weekend, topping the $8.8 million brought in by The Witch back in 2015. It’s a very good debut for the reported $10 million-budgeted film, which benefitted from massive buzz following its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (not to mention a pretty great trailer).

Notably, as was the case with The Witch, audiences and critics appear somewhat divided on Hereditary. While the Rotten Tomatoes score currently stands at a superb 94%, the Audience Score on the review aggregator is much lower at 72%, while the CinemaScore came in at an abysmal D+. Nonetheless, even if it drops significantly next weekend, this should end up as another tidy horror hit for the studio when all is said and done.

The weekend’s other wide debut, Global Road’s Hotel Artemis, had a less impressive launch, debuting in eighth place with $3.1 million on 2,340 screens. Starring Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown, the action film is just the third release from the distributor, which released the family-oriented Show Dogs last month. Reviews were mixed, while the CinemaScore was a not-great C-.

Among holdovers, Solo: A Star Wars Story dropped to second place in its third weekend with $15.2 million, giving it a total of $176.1 million. That represents a 48 percent decline for the would-be Disney blockbuster, which is now looking at a final gross in the $200 million range.

Coming in third place was Fox’s Deadpool 2, which took in an estimated $13.6 million in its fourth weekend. While the super-antihero sequel will finish considerably lower than its predecessor in North America (the first film grossed $363 million domestically), it’s still an impressive haul, particularly given its placement in the thick of the summer moviegoing season.

Fifth place went to STX’s Adrift, which took in an estimated $5 million in its sophomore frame. That represents a drop of 56 percent from its debut last weekend, giving the survival film starring Shailene Woodley a total of $21.7 million after ten days of release.

Falling out of the top five for the first time was Avengers: Infinity War, which took sixth place with $6.8 million in its seventh weekend of release. The Disney-Marvel release now has $654.7 million in the bank and will remain the second highest-grossing MCU release of all time in North America, just behind this year’s Black Panther.

Rounding out the Top 10, Paramount’s sleeper hit Book Club took in an estimated $4.6 million in eighth place, giving it a solid $56.8 million total after four weeks of release. Ninth went to BH Tilt’s low-budget sci-fi/thriller Upgrade, which followed up its better-than-expected $4.6 million debut last weekend with an estimated $2.2 million, giving it a total of $9.2 million after ten days. And in tenth, Warner Bros./New Line’s Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party brought in an estimated $2.1 million for a $50.2 million total after five weeks of play.

Limited Release:

Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? opened to an estimated $470,000 in 29 theaters, giving the critically-acclaimed Mr. Rogers documentary a healthy per-theater average of $16,207. That’s a similar opening to Magnolia’s hit Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG, which debuted to $578,470 in 34 locations back in May and has since grossed over $9.1 million in North America. Neighbor is slated to expand in the coming weeks.

Overseas Update:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gobbled up an estimated $151.1 million overseas this weekend ahead of its North American debut. You can read more details here.

Avengers: Infinity War crept ever closer to the $2 billion worldwide mark this weekend, grossing an estimated $10.9 million from 51 territories for an international haul of $1.343 billion and a worldwide total of $1.998 million. It will soon become just the fourth film in history to hit the $2 billion mark globally. Its robust performance in China continued this weekend with another estimated $6.2 million, bringing the film’s total there to $368.4 million.

Solo: A Star Wars Story took in an estimated $11.3 million from 54 territories, bringing its international cume to $136.1 million and its global total to $312.2 million. Current totals for its underwhelming performance overseas include $21.8 million in the UK, $16.3 million in China, and $12 million in Germany.

Deadpool 2 took in an estimated $18.5 million overseas this weekend, bringing its international total to $376 million and its global haul to $655.2 million.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, JUN. 8 – SUN, JUN. 10

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Ocean’s 8 $41,607,378 4,145 $10,038 $41,607,378 1 Warner Bros.
2 Solo: A Star Wars Story $15,748,575 -46% 4,335 -46 $3,633 $176,700,049 3 Disney
3 Deadpool 2 $14,148,517 -39% 3,823 -338 $3,701 $279,164,058 4 Fox
4 Hereditary $13,575,173 2,964 $4,580 $13,575,173 1 A24
5 Avengers: Infinity War $7,238,699 -31% 2,882 -688 $2,512 $655,136,398 7 Disney
6 Adrift $5,272,040 -55% 3,015 0 $1,749 $21,962,065 2 STX Entertainment
7 Book Club $4,285,456 -39% 2,802 -367 $1,529 $56,959,580 4 Paramount Pictures
8 Hotel Artemis $3,232,790 2,407 $1,343 $3,232,790 1 Global Road
9 Upgrade $2,384,415 -49% 1,458 1 $1,635 $9,346,020 2 OTL Releasing
10 Life Of The Party $2,167,142 -38% 1,842 -669 $1,177 $50,328,719 5 Warner Bros. / New Line
11 Breaking In $1,442,755 -49% 1,162 -520 $1,242 $44,078,940 5 Universal Pictures
12 Overboard $1,161,861 -40% 1,056 -172 $1,100 $47,589,440 6 Lionsgate / Pantelion
13 Action Point $951,998 -60% 2,032 0 $469 $4,520,031 2 Paramount Pictures
14 Show Dogs $771,332 -49% 1,148 -1179 $672 $16,398,276 4 Global Road Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 A Quiet Place $1,053,285 -41% 904 -252 $1,165 $185,513,628 10 Paramount
2 RBG $744,787 -30% 375 -57 $1,986 $9,178,359 6 Magnolia Pictures
3 First Reformed $551,612 31% 334 243 $1,652 $1,757,019 4 A24
4 Rampage $487,735 -21% 403 -99 $1,210 $95,922,127 9 Warner Bros
5 Ready Player One $213,227 -15% 248 -23 $860 $136,414,020 11 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
6 Sherlock Gnomes $139,395 -15% 210 -40 $664 $43,135,692 12 Paramount / MGM
7 I Feel Pretty $139,252 -53% 207 -108 $673 $48,618,752 8 STX Entertainment
8 Black Panther $138,693 -44% 186 -98 $746 $699,389,760 17 Disney
9 On Chesil Beach $126,016 -17% 203 114 $621 $566,118 4 Bleecker Street
10 The Rider $122,893 -47% 188 -36 $654 $1,980,344 9 Sony Pictures Classics
11 Disobedience $102,684 -54% 101 -57 $1,017 $3,277,399 7 Bleecker Street
12 A Wrinkle in Time $101,661 -23% 157 -30 $648 $98,141,968 14 Walt Disney Pictures
13 Blockers $95,600 -28% 126 -26 $759 $59,788,830 10 Universal
14 Isle of Dogs $92,929 -34% 115 -14 $808 $31,581,092 12 Fox Searchlight
15 I Can Only Imagine $60,609 -14% 108 -16 $561 $83,256,976 13 Roadside Attractions
16 Pope Francis – A Man of His Word $60,505 -63% 127 -146 $476 $1,766,425 4 Focus Features

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $475,419 29 $16,394 $475,419 1 Focus Features
2 American Animals $229,491 70% 42 38 $5,464 $417,089 2 The Orchard
3 Believer $146,630 32 $4,582 $146,630 1 Well Go USA
4 Super Troopers 2 $102,777 -64% 77 -61 $1,335 $30,479,658 8 20th Century Fox
5 The Seagull $100,533 -16% 89 37 $1,130 $672,028 5 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Pandas $100,041 9% 35 0 $2,858 $2,005,408 10 Warner Bros.
7 2001: A Space Odyssey (2018 re-issue) $96,341 37% 5 0 $19,268 $1,054,970 4 Warner Bros.
8 How Long Will I Love U $76,546 -51% 24 -8 $3,189 $649,133 3 Well Go USA
9 Hearts Beat Loud $74,524 4 $18,631 $74,524 1 Gunpowder & Sky
10 The Gospel According to André $41,483 -54% 34 13 $1,220 $255,357 3 Magnolia Pictures
11 Let The Sunshine In $33,227 -54% 50 -17 $665 $759,761 7 IFC Films
12 Beast $29,836 -67% 83 -9 $359 $712,860 5 Roadside Attractions
13 The Miracle Season $21,919 -5% 28 -3 $783 $10,165,184 10 LD Entertainment
14 Peter Rabbit $21,323 -24% 61 -23 $350 $115,234,093 18 Sony / Columbia
15 Game Night $20,584 -15% 58 0 $355 $68,972,170 16 Warner Bros.
16 Mary Shelley $19,026 39% 30 21 $634 $62,280 3 IFC Films
17 The Death of Stalin $15,805 -47% 14 -12 $1,129 $7,976,016 14 IFC Films
18 Summer 1993 $14,500 0% 7 2 $2,071 $71,309 3 Oscilloscope Laboratories
19 En el Séptimo Día $12,793 2 $6,397 $12,793 1 Cinema Guild
20 Always at the Carlyle $11,626 -39% 13 -10 $894 $116,432 5 Good Deed Entertainment
21 The Greatest Showman $10,767 -37% 21 -11 $513 $174,037,209 25 Fox
22 Chappaquiddick $9,026 -70% 29 -39 $311 $17,361,178 10 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
23 Breath $8,906 69% 21 20 $424 $17,013 2 FilmRise
24 Beirut $6,347 -57% 20 -10 $317 $5,014,048 9 Bleecker Street
25 How To Talk To Girls At Parties $5,868 -83% 18 -85 $326 $80,449 3 A24
26 A Bag Of Marbles $5,822 -45% 3 -4 $1,941 $364,417 12 Gaumont
27 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat $5,062 -42% 5 -4 $1,012 $137,871 5 Magnolia Pictures
28 The Leisure Seeker $5,061 -47% 15 -6 $337 $3,198,055 14 Sony Pictures Classics
29 A Kid Like Jake $4,794 -46% 4 3 $1,199 $17,725 2 IFC Films
30 Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami $4,205 -42% 5 -4 $841 $346,979 9 Kino Lorber
31 Filmworker $3,746 -67% 7 -8 $535 $80,223 5 Kino Lorber
32 You Were Never Really Here $3,601 -61% 16 -1 $225 $2,523,610 10 Amazon Studios
33 1945 $3,293 -70% 6 -5 $549 $704,601 32 Menemsha Films
34 Rodin $3,144 0% 4 0 $786 $12,888 2 Cohen Media Group
35 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness $2,935 -33% 5 -4 $587 $5,727,755 11 Pure Flix
36 The Guardians $2,916 -37% 5 -2 $583 $70,250 6 Music Box Films
37 Zama $2,869 -3% 3 -4 $956 $185,107 9 Strand Releasing
38 The Quest of Alain Ducasse $2,711 1 $2,711 $2,711 1 Magnolia Pictures
39 Saving Brinton $2,380 45% 1 -2 $2,380 $38,191 38 Barn Owl Pictures
40 Keep The Change $2,160 -40% 8 2 $270 $202,016 13 Kino Lorber
41 Leaning Into The Wind $1,850 -12% 4 -3 $463 $396,270 14 Magnolia Pictures
42 Back to Burgundy $1,817 232% 2 0 $909 $252,332 12 Music Box Films
43 Love, Simon $1,607 -35% 6 -5 $268 $40,825,534 13 20th Century Fox
44 Final Portrait $1,263 -36% 3 -1 $421 $459,676 12 Sony Pictures Classics
45 Ganja & Hess $1,176 -65% 3 2 $392 $10,951 2 Kino Lorber
46 Cold Water $1,120 10% 1 0 $1,120 $27,930 7 Janus Films
47 Oh Lucy! $988 -61% 2 -2 $494 $370,530 15 Film Movement
48 Bye Bye Germany $945 -51% 3 -1 $315 $50,750 9 Film Movement
49 The Doctor From India $932 -87% 2 -3 $466 $29,285 8 Kino LorberZeitgeist Films
50 Foxtrot $698 71% 4 1 $175 $617,164 15 Sony Pictures Classics
51 The Endless $640 -58% 2 -1 $320 $267,616 10 Well Go USA Entertainment
52 Claire’s Camera $506 -76% 1 -1 $506 $77,276 14 Cinema Guild
53 Western $256 -40% 1 0 $256 $37,380 17 Cinema Guild
54 The Desert Bride $225 -88% 1 -1 $225 $20,522 6 Strand Releasing

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)FRI, JUN. 8 – SUN, JUN. 10

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Ocean’s 8 $41,500,000 4,145 $10,012 $41,500,000 1 Warner Bros.
2 Solo: A Star Wars Story $15,154,000 -48% 4,335 -46 $3,496 $176,105,474 3 Disney
3 Deadpool 2 $13,650,000 -41% 3,823 -338 $3,570 $278,665,541 4 Fox
4 Hereditary $13,037,336 2,964 $4,399 $13,037,336 1 A24
5 Avengers: Infinity War $6,836,000 -35% 2,882 -688 $2,372 $654,733,699 7 Disney
6 Adrift $5,050,000 -56% 3,015 0 $1,675 $21,740,025 2 STX Entertainment
7 Book Club $4,200,000 -40% 2,802 -367 $1,499 $56,874,124 4 Paramount Pictures
8 Hotel Artemis $3,151,118 2,407 $1,309 $3,151,118 1 Global Road
9 Upgrade $2,220,000 -52% 1,458 1 $1,523 $9,209,605 2 OTL Releasing
10 Life Of The Party $2,105,000 -40% 1,842 -669 $1,143 $50,266,577 5 Warner Bros. / New Line
11 Breaking In $1,351,000 -52% 1,162 -520 $1,163 $43,987,185 5 Universal Pictures
12 Overboard $1,130,000 -42% 1,056 -172 $1,070 $47,557,579 6 Lionsgate / Pantelion
13 Action Point $880,000 -63% 2,032 0 $433 $4,448,033 2 Paramount Pictures
14 Show Dogs $738,246 -52% 1,148 -1179 $643 $16,365,190 4 Global Road Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 A Quiet Place $1,000,000 -44% 904 -252 $1,106 $185,460,343 10 Paramount
2 RBG $700,000 -34% 375 -57 $1,867 $9,133,572 6 Magnolia Pictures
3 First Reformed $558,982 33% 334 243 $1,674 $1,764,389 4 A24
4 I Feel Pretty $140,000 -53% 207 -108 $676 $48,619,500 8 STX Entertainment
5 Black Panther $137,000 -45% 186 -98 $737 $699,388,067 17 Disney
6 On Chesil Beach $121,410 -20% 203 114 $598 $561,512 4 Bleecker Street
7 The Rider $120,531 -48% 188 -36 $641 $1,977,982 9 Sony Pictures Classics
8 A Wrinkle in Time $98,000 -25% 157 -30 $624 $98,138,307 14 Walt Disney Pictures
9 Isle of Dogs $95,000 -33% 115 -14 $826 $31,583,163 12 Fox Searchlight
10 Disobedience $92,353 -58% 101 -57 $914 $3,267,068 7 Bleecker Street
11 Sherlock Gnomes $130,000 -100% 210 -40 $1 $42,996,427 12 Paramount / MGM

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $470,000 29 $16,207 $470,000 1 Focus Features
2 American Animals $234,829 74% 42 38 $5,591 $422,427 2 The Orchard
3 Believer $144,000 32 $4,500 $144,000 1 Well Go USA
4 The Seagull $100,722 -16% 89 37 $1,132 $672,217 5 Sony Pictures Classics
5 Super Troopers 2 $94,500 -66% 77 -61 $1,227 $30,471,381 8 20th Century Fox
6 2001: A Space Odyssey (2018 re-issue) $91,000 30% 5 0 $18,200 $1,049,629 4 Warner Bros.
7 How Long Will I Love U $76,000 -52% 25 -7 $3,040 $648,587 3 Well Go USA
8 Hearts Beat Loud $74,053 4 $18,513 $74,053 1 Gunpowder & Sky
9 The Gospel According to André $43,000 -52% 35 14 $1,229 $256,874 3 Magnolia Pictures
10 Always at the Carlyle $10,759 -43% 12 -11 $897 $115,565 5 Good Deed Entertainment
11 Chappaquiddick $10,000 -67% 29 -39 $345 $17,362,152 10 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
12 Breath $8,200 56% 21 20 $390 $16,307 2 FilmRise
13 Who We Are Now $350 -93% 1 -2 $350 $17,855 3 FilmRise
Chris Eggertsen

2 Comments

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    Anika June 10, 2018

    Avengers falls out of top 5 ? That makes no sense. This article has an error. Avengers estimate is above Adrifts by almost $2 million. It won’t fall out the top 5 as for weekends until this upcoming weekend.

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    georgie June 14, 2018

    I’m amazed these comic book flicks do so well Aren’t they basically telling the same story over and over and over and over again… Big bad guy wants to dominate the world nearly succeeds then down but not out hero wins the day. Christ what shlock.

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