“Solo: A Star Wars Story” crashed at the box office over the weekend.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details:
Solo: A Star Wars Story, in its second weekend, continued to lose altitude. The space adventure from Disney and Lucasfilm attracted an estimated $29.3 million in North America, down 65 percent from the $84.7 million in claimed in its first three days. The film’s domestic tally currently stands at $148.9 million.
That puts the new film well below the $286 million that 2016’s “Rogue One,” the previous stand-alone Star Wars movie, captured by the end of its second weekend. “Rogue One” earned $64 million domestically in its sophomore session after falling 59 percent from its opening weekend.
Before everybody jumps down my throat here, I understand that $148 million for an average film isn’t too bad. In fact, that’d be pretty solid.
It’s a very different story, however, for anything related to “Star Wars.” You better have substantially better numbers to justify the large budgets for production and marketing. I mean, this movie isn’t even close to what “Rogue One” generated at the box office. It’s barely over the halfway point of the previous film. (RELATED: ‘SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY’ DISAPPOINTS AT THE BOX OFFICE. THE NUMBERS ARE SICKENING)
Now, I saw “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Was it great? No, but it wasn’t terrible. I think a lot of the hate and criticism is unjustified, but it’s certainly not in the same zip code as the original films.
These box office numbers also have me questioning very much whether we’re going to get another film about Han Solo. It would seem hard to justify if this one couldn’t even hold a light to other Star Wars films at the box office.
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