The force was not with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in the box office.
The last episode struggled over the Memorial Day weekend, securing $103 million in 4,381 North American locations over the four days, depending on Monday estimates. It came under the projections, the opening with € 84.7 million over three days, and just $148 million worldwide.
“Solo” is the lowest opening for a “Star Wars” film since Disney took over the franchise starting with the 2015 is “The Force Awakens.” As the first film in the sequel trilogy, “The Force Awakens” was launched with a massive $248 million three-day total. A year later, “Rogue” debuted with $155 million, while the most recent episode prior to the “Solo” — “The Last Jedi” — arch only five months ago, in December 2017, with € 220 million.
“Solo” did help land the best domestic Memorial Day weekend, because the 2014 “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was the top layer. However, it was not enough to land the highest Memorial Day opening. That title still belongs to the “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” which debuted with $139.8 million in 2007.
The second stand-alone “Star Wars” anthology film has received mixed reviews. It currently has an A – CinemaScore, along with a 71% score on Rotten tomatoes.
“Solo” is the only major release this weekend, which means that the rest of the North American box office, consists of a series of holdovers.
“Deadpool 2” slipped to No. 2, where it should be $53.5 million from 4,349 screens over four days. That would be the domestic total to $218.2 million.
In third is another epic blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Marvel and Disney title scored $21.2 million at 3,768 locations. In five weeks, then the domestic tally has topped $626 million, while worldwide it has $1.9 billion.
“Book Club” landed in fourth during his second outing. Paramount’s latest comedy took in $9.5 million for the three days on 2,810 screens. The domestic total should read $34.2 million after an estimated $12 million for the four-day weekend.
That leaves Warner Bros.’ “the Life of the y” at Number 5, with an estimate of $6.6 million from 2,937 locations for the four days. The three days in total was $5 million, while the three-week domestic grosses should land at $40.6 million.
Also in the top 10 is the small documentary could— “RBG.” The title is centered on the life and career of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg $1.5 million on 415 screens over the four-day weekend. In four weeks, the Magnolia and icipant Media film has grossed an impressive $6 million.