This image released by Warner Bros. shows, from foreground left, Sandra Bullock Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett and Awkwafina in a scene from "Ocean's 8." (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. via AP)
The Associated Press
The female-led reboot "Ocean's 8" stole the box-office crown from "Solo: A Star Wars Story" with $41.6 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to final figures Monday.
The Warner Bros.-Village Roadshow production, which cost about $70 million to make, debuted slightly above expectations and set a high mark for the "Ocean's" franchise, not accounting for inflation. Reviews were so-so for the gender-swap installment, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. The audience, which was 69 percent female, gave it a B-plus CinemaScore.
The fast-falling "Solo" slid to second with $15.7 million in its third weekend. The horror thriller "Hereditary," starring Toni Collette, debuted in fourth place with $13.6 million, setting a company record for A24, the indie distributor behind releases like "The Witch" and "Moonlight." The feature-film directing debut of Ari Aster, "Hereditary" has been hailed as the year's scariest movie since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, though audiences gave "Hereditary" a D-plus CinemaScore.
Less successful was "Hotel Artemis," starring Jodie Foster. The Global Road release, also starring Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista and Charlie Day, flopped with $3.2 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore: