The box office numbers are in, and the "Ocean's 8" cast has earned some high-fives.
Estimates looked good leading into the heist flick's opening weekend, and "Ocean's 8" didn't disappoint. The movie took the top spot at the box office in its debut over high-profile competitors like "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and "Deadpool 2." Per Box Office Mojo, "Ocean's 8" earned an impressive $41.6 million.
The accomplishment understandably thrilled the film's star-studded cast, which includes Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sarah Paulson. Half of them have responded on Twitter or Instagram at the time of this writing, and it sounds like they couldn't be happier with their film's performance. Rihanna congratulated them all on Monday, and then added in her post that she is "so happy and proud to be a woman."
tried to tell y'all bout the God I serve!! won't He do it tho???! Congratulations to all the ladies and the entire team that was a part of this project from beginning to end! This makes me so happy and proud to be a woman! ????-???????? Shout out to our amazing director, the great Gary Ross!!! #OCEANS???? @oceans8movie in theaters now!
Both Kaling and Hathaway reposted Rihanna's Instagram post; Kaling simply wrote "Happy Monday" alongside the photo, while her co-star wrote more, thanking "everyone who made [this] possible." Meanwhile, Awkwafina had another empowering message; she took on anyone who doubted the power of women.
"Wait wasn't there a comedian that once said there could never be a.. NVMD GIRL HOLD MY INVISALIGN," she wrote.
Wait wasn't there a comedian that once said there could never be a.. NVMD GIRL HOLD MY INVISALIGN. ????????????♂️????????✨???? pic.twitter.com/MoN6qJ2W20
— AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) June 10, 2018
"Ocean's 8" is in theaters now.
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