Solo, which cost Disney at least US$400 million to make and market worldwide, will collect about US$100 million over the entire Memorial Day weekend in North America, said comScore.
"Solo" did help land the best domestic Memorial Day weekend since 2014 when "X-Men: Days of Future Past" was the top film. Rogue One followed in 2016 and grossed $155 million over its opening weekend. Directed by Ron Howard, the films stars Alden Ehrenrich as Han Solo and tells the origin story of how this iconic character and also how he met Lando Calrissian and co-pilot Chewbacca. The budget soared past $250 million.
Star Wars prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story released last weekend on 25 May, 2018 and the weekend numbers are out. Although the film earned a typically rather decent $83 million in the United States of America in its first weekend, its preceding "Star Wars Story" Rogue One earned $155 million on the first weekend, while Episode VII generated a whopping $247 million and episode VIII an equally stellar $220 million.
"Now what should have been either a victory lap after three-straight $1 billion-plus hits or an acceptable mulligan is going to only add to the "Egad, Star Wars is doomed" drumbeat", Mendelson said. Star Wars is no longer on the fan pedestal. Its domestic total now reads $34.2 million after earning $12.5 million for the four-day weekend. Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star. While reviews were generally positive (71 percent "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes), there was little about "Solo" that made the movie a must-see event. While a steady diet of Star Wars may be great for those who can't get enough of the galaxy far, far away, it is way too much in too short of a time for the general public. But this movie release model, even on a smaller scale, presents a real challenge with "Star Wars".
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While the original "Star Wars" films helped define the summer moviegoing experience, Disney released their previous three "Star Wars" films in December.
Its soft start raises important questions about the health of one of Disney's most.
"It's the compressed timeframe between the two "Star Wars" films and the highly competitive nature of this marketplace".
So, it's three for three when it comes to heroes in the Star Wars universe deceiving their opponents by using Chewie as misdirection.