Weekend Opening for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' a Box Office Disappointment

Weekend Opening for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' a Box Office Disappointment

It is a huge total for any franchise film, but expectations for Star Wars releases are a world apart.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived to US$220 million in December.

Mr Steve Sansweet, president of Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit Star Wars memorabilia museum, said: "There is a growing feeling among fans that the movies are starting to come out a little too frequently".

Unfortunately for Solo, the global performance for the film has been fairly weak, so it will have to have long legs in North America in order to turn around what is now a Justice League-style narrative around the film's performance. The estimates for the movie's three-day opening weekend are here and things aren't looking good for the beloved Nerf Herder.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has earned $65 million (GBP48.8 million) overseas.




The second standalone "Star Wars" anthology film has received mixed reviews. Initial projections on Tuesday had the film bringing in $130 million to $150 million in North America.

Meanwhile, Deadpool 2 will earn a projected $53.5 million (GBP40.2 million) in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $218.2 million (GBP186.5 million). It is also way behind Rogue One. In some instances we'd change stuff a lot, and other instances we'd use elements of what was in place, and something we'd use a scene entirely - and they're brilliant guys.

"We're going to judge Solo by where we finish rather than where we start", said Mr Dave Hollis, Disney's president of theatrical distribution. During the film, Qi'ra alludes to the unsavory activities she has participated in as a member of the Crimson Dawn, though we don't see much evidence of this until she's tasked with taking down a guard.

There was a disturbance in the Force at the box office this weekend.

Though, while the news isn't great, there is one angle that gives a bit of positive light. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the highest Memorial Day weekend opener since 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past took in $110.6M in its first four days. The budget soared past $250 million. Fans learned how Han Solo became best friends with Chewbacca and there is finally evidence on how Han managed to complete the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

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