‘Ocean’s 8’ plotting $30 million box office opening weekend

At the very least, “Ocean’s 8” had a smaller price tag than “Ghostbusters,” with an estimate of $70 million. It also hasn’t been quite as controversial. “Ghostbusters” was subject to backlash surrounding the female-powered cast, with moviegoers questioning the necessity of a reboot. Audiences have been relatively mum on debates regarding the latest “Oceans” addition.

The most recent movie in the “Ocean’s” franchise was George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon’s “Ocean’s Thirteen” in 2007. Its predecessors, “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Ocean’s Twelve,” bowed in 2001 and 2004, respectively. The trilogy has collected over $1.2 billion worldwide.

The upcoming installment does have some breathing room, as it will be going up against the fourth weekend of “Deadpool 2” and third frame of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The next potential blockbuster, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” premieres two weeks later on June 22.

“Ocean’s 8” opens against A24’s thriller “Hereditary” with Toni Collette, and Global Road’s “Hotel Artemis” with Jodie Foster and Sterling K. Brown.

The spinoff of Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina. Bullock plays the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (Clooney’s character in the remakes). After getting released from jail, she attempts to pull off a heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala.