'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Stumbles With $103 Million Holiday Opening
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Stumbles With $103 Million Holiday Opening
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29 May, 2018, 15:26
There's still one more day (today, Monday, May 28) to add to the extended Memorial Day Weekend box office, the latest Star Wars Story won't be breaking any records as previously predicted.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is on track to earn an estimated 101 million dollars for its four-day Memorial Day Weekend weekend opening which includes the Monday holiday in the United States. Forecasts last week ran as high as $150 million for the four-day haul.
Overseas ticket sales were even worse.
"Solo", the second standalone "Star Wars" anthology film, has fallen far behind 2016's "Rogue One", which landed a three-day weekend opening of $155 million.
Producer Simon Emanuel, Director of the BFI Film Fund, Ben Roberts, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Thandie Newton, Nathan Lloyd, Maria Moss and BFI Southbank?s Head of Cinemas and Events, Gaylene Gould attend special BFI screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" to celebrate the film's BFI Film Academy trainees at BFI Southbank on May 23, 2018 in London, England.
"There's a ton of momentum in the box office", Dave Hollis, president of domestic distribution at Disney, said of the trio of recent openings - "Solo", "Avengers: Infinity War", and "Deadpool 2".
Infinity War was third with US$16.5 million, for a five-week total of US$622 million.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story had a reported budget of $250m.
Fans were skeptical of Ehrenreich and uncertain about the dismissal of Lord and Miller (the popular filmmaking duo behind "21 Jump Street" and "The Lego Movie").
While the original "Star Wars" films helped define the summer moviegoing experience, Disneyreleased their previous three "Star Wars" films in December.
Given Solo's numerous struggles, Star Wars faithfuls were understandably concerned about the quality of the movie.
Its soft start raises important questions about the health of one of Disney's most. No other Star Wars film has had to compete with two juggernaut Marvel films at the same time.
Some analysts said it was unfair to expect every Star Wars movie to be a juggernaut, especially now that pent-up demand has worn off.
So what do the returns for "Solo" mean for the franchise going forward?
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.
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