After fairly mixed/positive reviews from critics and fans alike, it seems like Solo: A Star Wars Story will be taking a hit at the box office this weekend. Although early estimates had the film opening domestically around the $140 – $150 million range, it’s now expected to reach lower than expected.
UPDATE: As of Sunday, the domestic opening for Solo: A Star Wars Story is now even lower than previously reported. Instead of the $114M 4-day weekend, the film is now looking to just reach the $101 million mark. If we were to count just the normal 3-day weekend (Fri-Sun), it’ll only be hitting $83.3 million. For comparison sake, this is lower than Justice League, so maybe that film didn’t do so bad after all.
With every Star Wars film, box office dominance is a sure thing. This is especially true when Disney bought LucasFilm and proceeded to make some of the highest grossing films of all time like The Force Awakens. Each post-Disney venture has gotten over $100 million opening weekend domestically with ease, but it now seems like their newest film will struggle to get there. Solo: A Star Wars Story is now estimated to earn around $114 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend.
As said previously, a few weeks ago the film was looking for a significantly higher number than that, so this comes as a surprise. Although other summer films like Deadpool 2 may be the blame for it, high opening weekends for this time of the year is imperative. There’s so much competition out there that most studios look forward to making a very large portion of their overall box office in the coveted weekend. Although the quality of the film is still in debate for many people, I personally really enjoyed it and thought it was very well crafted.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently in theaters!
Board the Millenium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.