‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ disappoints at the box office

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ disappoints at the box office

The standalone adventure has been under a microscope throughout the past few months due to its troubled development process. Ron Howard directed from a screenplay by Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan. But this movie release model, even on a smaller scale, presents a real challenge with "Star Wars".

However, Howard had a huge task ahead when he took on the movie as it had already been given a release date of May 25, 2018.

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Fortunately, the large majority of concerns regarding the project were appeased when Solo flew into theaters. Before, Star Wars fans crowded theaters to catch another chapter of their favorite galaxy. The backlash, caused by many fan's hatred of The Last Jedi, has urged some to begin boycotting the new Han Solo film, claiming that Johnson's film has been "destroying the saga". The Marvel blockbuster is looking at a $16.9 million three-day estimate, along with a four-day number of $22.1 million.

"It's the compressed timeframe between the two "Star Wars" films and the highly competitive nature of this marketplace".

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Three films open next weekend, but none are expected to be big earners: Action Point, Adrift and Upgrade. The exact numbers won't be clear until later in the week, but at the time of writing Solo is set for a four day opening weekend of $101 million. Initial projections on Tuesday had the film bringing in $130 million to $150 million in North America. It's also the only film to stand pat in the top ten this week as everything slipped down one spot (with Rampage vacating the list altogether) to make room for top-finisher Solo: A Star Wars Story. Storm Troopers and Rogues are also shown to be tougher and smarter in their capabilities and use of equipment. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said, "We are all over it, and will spend a lot of time digging into why things happened the way they did".

Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis defended the film to THR, saying: "There's a question of frequency, and how many times people will go to the movies". During the film, Qi'ra alludes to the unsavory activities she has participated in as a member of the Crimson Dawn, though we don't see much evidence of this until she's tasked with taking down a guard. Solo opens next weekend in Croatia and Trinidad.

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It was a ho-hum holiday weekend at the North America box office as the latest offering from Disney's Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story, crashed and burned in its debut. The budget soared past $250 million.

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