It was a four-day weekend at the box office for Memorial Day Weekend, which saw the premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The film easily nabbed the top spot in the box office, but didn’t quite do as well as Disney had hoped. Over the four days, “Solo” only did about $101-million, which is still pretty out of this world for a film, but came in way under the $130- to $150-million range Disney was aiming for.
After earning a record $14.1-million in Thursday night previews, “Solo” began to stall the rest of the weekend. It certainly fell short of “Rogue One’s” $155.1-million opening, “The Last Jedi’s” $220-million and “Force Awakens’” $248-million. The movie, which tells the story of a young Hans Solo cost upwards of $250-million to make.
This weekend’s results may be a sign that the franchise, that now has 10 movies in the bag, may be slowing down. However, Disney already has “Episode IX” in the works and stand alones about Boba Fett, Lando, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- “Deadpool 2” bumped down to second in the box office and also saw a 66-percent decline in numbers. Over the four days it brought in $53.5-million making for a total of $207.4-million since opening last weekend. “Avengers: Infinity War” is still going strong adding $20.1-million to its total.
- “Solo: A Star Wars Story”: $101-million
- “Deadpool 2”: $53.5-million
- “Avengers: Infinity War”: $20.1-million
- “Book Club”: $12 million
- “Life of the Party”: $6.5 million
Source: Entertainment Weekly