'Ocean's 8' Sets New Franchise Record at Box Office

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway led Ocean's 8 to a new franchise record at the box office over the weekend. The film earned an estimated $41.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo, which is the biggest opening weekend in the history of the Ocean's franchise (before adjusting for inflation). Of notable interest, Ocean's 8 attracted an audience that was 69% female, based on polls conducted by CinemaScore. That bodes well for upcoming films led by female stars, such as Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and The Spy Who Dumped Me; it's yet another confirmation that women are more than willing to turn out for female-led films that they actually want to see. There's been a shortage of stylish caper films that mix humor with the action, so that likely...

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