Leading the weekend charge is Warner Bros and Village Roadshow's Ocean's 8, topping industry expectations and delivering the largest opening within the franchise (not adjusted for inflation).
Awkwafina, Bullock's "Ocean's 8" co-star, also weighed in with hopes that naysayers take the time to watch "Ocean's 8" before posting negative comments on the internet.
Ocean's 8 is a refreshing feel from all the previous female centric films (tagline: Ghostbusters) and proves to be a 10/ 10 for cinematic views.More news: BT CEO Gavin Patterson steps down
Still, that was a record for indie studio A24; as Deadline noted, "Heredity" topped their previous big opener - "The Witch" - by almost 40 percent. Audiences appear to disagree - the horror film now has a D+ CinemaScore and 64% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, while its critical rating is 94% Fresh.
Far less successful was Global Road's "Hotel Artemis". Drew Pearce wrote and directed the movie, which stars Jodie Foster as a nurse running a secret hospital for criminals in near-future Los Angeles.
The star was tagged on Twitter by fan with photo-grab of her scene from the movie on Friday when it released in US. While it fell just under the projected $44 million it was slated to rake up, it was still enough for the film to land a No. 1 spot over all other films in theaters.More news: Merkel: G7 agree on commitment to rules-based trade
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Two years ago this weekend, Sony's all-female reboot of "Ghostbusters" launched with $46 million.
If you remember, Ghostbusters was also an all-female reboot that starred Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones. With hefty production costs and expensive marketing, the remake cost Sony around US$50 million.
Opening this weekend was another documentary that may prove a similar sensation: the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor". The film earned a 58 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a C- CinemaScore.More news: How to Customize What Gmail’s Swipe Gestures Do
"There's a lot of women-powered revenue at the box office in the heat of the summer season", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.