Screenshot from Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures’ & Village Roadshow Pictures’ new heist blockbuster film OCEAN’S 8 has taken over the Australian box office, taking out the #1 spot on its opening weekend.
Ocean 8 is the fourth iteration of the OCEAN’S franchise raked in a whopping $5,559,320 at the Australian box office, also making it the biggest opening weekend of an OCEAN’S franchise film of all time in Australia.
With an all-star female-led cast starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter, Ocean 8 surpassed the opening weekend results of its predecessors Ocean’s 11 ($5,413,522), Ocean’s 12 ($4,594,736) and Ocean’s 13 ($4,008,040)
Here’s the synopsis of the movie according to Warner Bros. Pictures:
“Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life.
“She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter).
“The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, the Met Gala.
“The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.”
“Ocean’s 8” also stars James Corden as an insurance investigator trying to put the pieces together, and Richard Armitage as Kluger’s unwitting date at the Gala.