Ocean’s 8 is off to a strong start at the domestic box office and is looking to win the weekend.
According to Deadline, the movie took in $4 million from Thursday night previews. This tally includes about $100,000 earned from advanced Wednesday night screenings.
Ocean’s 8 is expected to take in somewhere in the low $40 million range for the weekend. Original estimates had placed the franchise reboot closer to the mid-$30 million range.
The movie tells the story of Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the sister of Danny Ocean, who was first played by George Clooney in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven. Debbie recruits a team to steal an expensive diamond necklace from an actress attending the Met Gala. Rounding out the cast are Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Anne Hathaway.