Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story experienced an underwhelming box office opening last weekend, making just a little over $100 million over four days. Compared to other recent Star Wars movies, that’s really low. It’s especially bad when considering the film’s $250-300 million (possibly more) budget. So, eyes are on later weeks to see how it performs.
Unfortunately, if its second weekend is any indicator, it’s not looking too good. Per Box Office Mojo, Solo grossed an estimated $29.3 million this weekend. While it still retains the #1 spot, that’s a 65% drop from last week. It’s still a smaller drop than The Last Jedi‘s 67% drop, but not by much. Its domestic total is now $148.9 million.
Overseas, Solo brought in another $30.3 million, bringing its international total to $115.3 million. Its worldwide total is now $264.2 million. With the film’s massive budget, it’s going to take a lot for it to break even. But considering how quickly its legs are fading, it’s very possible that Disney and Lucasfilm will lose money on this one.
In second place this weekend is Fox’s Deadpool 2, which is now in its third week of release but still holding strong. The sequel grossed an estimated $23.3 million domestically and $41.5 million overseas, bringing its domestic and international totals to $254.7 million and $344 million, respectively. The film is now at $598.7 million, so it is on the verge of hitting the $600 million mark.
And finally, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was in fourth place this weekend, grossing an estimated $10.4 million. Its worldwide total is now at $1.965 billion, so it’s getting closer and coveted to hitting that rare $2 billion benchmark.
Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.
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