'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office
'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office
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28 May, 2018, 19:15
While we won't receive the full four-day estimate until tomorrow, it's safe to say that Solo: A Star Wars Story will not be gunning for the Memorial Day weekend box office record anymore - as predicted - which is now held by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($140M). Reports have revealed the film opened to disappointing box office sales over Memorial Day weekend, falling short of its $130 million projection.
As it stands, Han Solo looks to debut to a dismal $83 million for its three day weekend and may barely crack $100-101 million for the four day Memorial Day weekend. Solo's three-day overseas take - about $65 million, from 88 percent of its foreign markets, including China - is also underwhelming.
Solo made around $65 million in the Friday-Sunday window from global markets-including China-which is not the greatest. Solo was predicted to earn $148 million in worldwide markets.
The second weekend for Deadpool 2 will see it drop to #2 with $54.5 million from 4,349 theaters, giving it an 11-day total of $220 million.
As it arrived in theaters, Disney might have been wishing it had instead made a Lando Calrissian spinoff with the red-hot Donald Glover, the star of TV's "Atlanta".
So, what does this mean for Star Wars going forward? And personally, I found it to be an unexpectedly pleasant film, more reminiscent of World War II era crime capers than the typical mythic bombast that has come to be associated with Star Wars ever since the prequels.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich as a younger version of the gunslinger Harrison Ford played in the original Star Wars trilogy, telling the story of how he came to be the famed thief and hustler. "Marvel [likewise owned by Disney] has proven time and time again you can release movies year-in-and-year-out, but they are dealing with a cast of all-new characters for the most part, while sprinkling in old favorites here and there".
"Star Wars is still a gold standard brand for movie franchises", said Dergarabedian.
"For me, as fun as that Chewie entrance is, I think seeing Han and Chewie with Jabba [the Hutt] could have equal amounts of fun", says Jonathan.
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