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Weekend Estimates: Ocean’s 8 Tops Chart, Franchise

June 10th, 2018

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 matched expectations with $41.5 million over the weekend. If it can maintain this figure, then it will open in the $10,000 club, while even if its final numbers slips a little, it still would be on pace for $100 million domestically. Its reviews have settled to 67% positive, and it managed an acceptable B plus from CinemaScore, so its legs should be average. Fortunately, with a start like this, it only needs average legs to break even early in its home market run.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom beat earlier estimates with $151.1 million in 48 markets during its international debut. We will have more details later in the week, but early reports have the film earning $27.2 million in South Korea, while it cracked $10 million in the U.K. ($19.9 million) and in France ($10.0 million). The film nearly doubled Jurassic World’s debut in South Korea, but the other two markets represent significant declines. It should still be a monster hit; in fact, it should still earn $1 billion worldwide, assuming its legs are not much shorter.

Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 both topped expectations by small margins as the they earned $15.15 million and $13.65 million respectively. Both are nearing major milestones, but it is also likely both will fall out of the top five before they get there.

Hereditary opened with $13.03 million, making it the biggest opening in A24’s history by a wide margin over The Witch. Critics love the movie, but audiences are less impressed, as it only managed a D plus from CinemaScore. Horror films rarely do well with CinemaScore, but this is still weaker than expected. That said, it reportedly only cost $10 million to make, so it won’t take amazing legs to break even early in its home market run.

Infinity War overtook Jurassic World for fifth place on the all-Time domestic chart with $654.73 million, including $6.84 million this weekend.

Hotel Artemis bombed with just $3.15 million in 2,407 theaters. It opened below the Mendoza Line, so there’s not much more that needs to be said. Even if its word-of-mouth are better than its reviews and C minus from CinemaScore would indicate, theater owners will drop it fast enough to kill its legs.

On the limited release front, there were a couple of successes. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? opened with $470,000 in 29 theaters, which is very similar to RBG’s debut earlier this summer. Meanwhile, it looks like Hearts Beat Loud will top the theater average chart after opening with $74,000 in just 4 theaters.

- Weekend Box Office Chart

- Ocean’s 8 Comparisons
- Hereditary Comparisons
- Hotel Artemis Comparisons

Filed under: Weekend Wrap-up, Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Ocean’s 8, Hereditary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, RBG, Hearts Beat Loud, Hotel Artemis
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