The star-studded cast of Ocean’s 8 pulled off a solid debut in its first week at the North American box office. Clocking in at a strong $41.5 million, this gender-flipped version of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise opened stronger than its earlier films and rose to the top.
The credit for this could go to the casting with the film starring some of the best-known women in Hollywood. The all-female team included Oscar winners and nominees like Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, with TV stars Sarah Paulson and Mindy Kaling, and also musicians Rihanna and Awkwafina.
Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of the con man Danny, played by Clooney. After a stint in prison, Debbie leads the pack as she puts together an unstoppable team of crooks. As these partners-in-crime return back into old habits, their target is the ultra-exclusive Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And their mission is to steal a $150 million diamond necklace is this high-stakes heist featuring a crew of brilliant women criminals.