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Sorry, Brad, George, Matt, Don, and Andy. Oceanā€™s 8, the women-led spin-off of the celebrity-studded and decidedly dudely heist franchise, has officially beat out its predecessors at the box office.

The film, starring Rihanna and some other famous ladies, pulled in an estimated $41.5 million during its first three days in theaters, according to The Guardian. That trumps the opening-weekend figures for Oceanā€™s Twelve ($39.2 million), Oceanā€™s Eleven ($38.1 million), and Oceanā€™s Thirteen ($36.1 million). Even controlling for inflationā€”and respective costs of the filmsā€”thatā€™s a win.

As Guardian puts it, this ā€œappears to be a victory for the commercial prospects of Hollywood diversity.ā€ So we have a financial argument for movie executives not being sexist assholes! Except, well, we already had the financial argument. As Scott Mendelson puts it at Forbes:

Ten years after Mamma Mia!, nine years after The Blind Side, eight years after Salt, seven years after Bridesmaids, six years after The Hunger Games, five years after Frozen, four years after Fault in Our Stars, three years after The Force Awakens, two years after Hidden Figures and one year after Wonder Woman, movies like Oceanā€™s 8 shouldnā€™t be considered a surprise or a test case.

But maybe, just maybe, Hollywood executives will start to take notice.

The movieā€™s success can, at least in part, be attributed to women movie-goers: 69 percent of Oceanā€™s 8 opening-weekend viewers were women, according to Box Office Mojo. And, considering that, it probably didnā€™t hurt that the director decided to leave a cameo by Matt Damonā€”he of highly questionable opinions on sexual assault, #MeToo, and diversity in Hollywoodā€”on the cutting room floor.