‘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 BullockCate 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.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: (L-R) Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina attend the 2018 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' an exclusive presentation held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actors Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina attend CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actor Cate Blanchett onstage during CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actor Sandra Bullock onstage during CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actor Sarah Paulson onstage during CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Mindy Kaling onstage during CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actor Anne Hathaway onstage during CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Actress/rapper Awkwafina attends CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to The Big Picture, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: (L-R) Actors Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Awkwafina attend CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: (L-R) Actors Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling attend CinemaCon 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to �The Big Picture�, an Exclusive Presentation of our Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Sandra Bullock attends the 2018 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' an exclusive presentation held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Cate Blanchett attends the 2018 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' an exclusive presentation held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 24: Anne Hathaway onstage at the 2018 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' an exclusive presentation held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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