The top five domestic money-making movies of this past weekend (in order) were Ocean’s 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2, Hereditary and Avengers: Infinity War, according to Box Office Mojo.
Despite, the lackluster success of Solo, it is no surprise to see it still in the top five, two weeks after it was released. It’s still a Star Wars film. It’s also no shock to see Deadpool 2 and Infinity War still having a presence within the top five. Though Deadpool 2 possibly will remain within this group for a couple more weeks but next week with the release of The Incredibles 2, Infinity War might fall out of the top five.
The two key standouts this week are Ocean’s 8 and Hereditary.
Ocean’s 8 (backed by a star-studded female cast and the Ocean’s franchise name) opened with over $41 million domestically. This is the most any movie in the Ocean’s franchise has opened with.
Ocean’s 8 also opened exactly 11 years after the last movie in the franchise. Despite mixed reviews, Ocean’s 8 will probably get a sequel and be one of the biggest hits of the summer. Or it might crash and burn next weekend. Its waves aren’t fully clear yet.
Meanwhile, Hereditary (fourth place this past weekend) opened with over $13.5 million domestically. Deadpool 2 barely beat it out for third place with just over $14 million. With $13.5 million though, Hereditary has the highest opening so far for any movie produced by the company A24. The previous record-holder was another horror film The Witch which opened with 8.8 million. With rave reviews, Hereditary will possibly continue to be a success for A24 as the summer continues.
A movie that isn’t a critical darling and won’t be a box-office hit is Hotel Artemis which also opened this weekend. The movie was in the top ten this weekend but only made over $3 million. It possibly had a low budget but don’t be surprised if this movie doesn’t make a profit or breaks even.
Did you see any of these movies this past weekend? Are you shocked by these results? One thing is certain The Incredibles 2 opens this upcoming weekend and will probably make more money than the gross for this week’s top five movies combined.
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