The wait is over! “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened on May 25th. And while it opened over Memorial Day weekend, Solo box office numbers are lower than expected. It appears that this Lucasfilm and Disney franchise prequel will make $101 million in North America during this four-day weekend.
The three-day estimates for this film about fan favorite Han Solo’s origin were around $83 million in the US. Internationally the film opened with a $65 million box office. The makes the three-day weekend worldwide opening $148 million.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Ron Howard. In this movie we follow Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo as he befriends his future co-pilot and Wookie companion Chewbacca, and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The movie also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Joonas Suotamo, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“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.” “There’s a wide open landscape for the next handful of weeks.”
While it looked like “Solo” was set to come in as the be Memorial Day Weekend opening, it now seems like “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” will hold on to that title with its $139.8 million in 2007.
The second standalone “Star Wars” film, “Solo” has fallen far behind “Rogue One,” which had a three-day weekend opening of $155 million in 2016. Most recently, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened with $220 million domestically in December.
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