Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Be A Money-Loser For Disney

Solo: A Star Wars Story Will Be A Money-Loser For Disney

Compared to Han Solo: "Now contrast that to the original teaser trailer for Solo, which came out just 108 days before the movie, offering a far shorter hype window". Solo's struggle at the box office "has occasioned some concern that audiences may be suffering from Star Wars fatigue", Creutz said.

Creutz also argues against three reasons that have been brought up regarding the failure of Han Solo including: Star Wars fatigue, disappointment with Last Jedi, and worries about production problems.

The second weekend of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which tells the story of the rebellious pilot's youth, made an estimated $29.3 million in North America, according to the studio.

Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi'Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) as Weazel. However, Solo still held better overseas than its Star Wars predecessors, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (67% drop) and Rogue One (65% drop). Its cumulative total is now $264 million.

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While that was enough to win "Solo" the weekend, the third frame of "Deadpool 2" didn't fall too far behind. Internationally, Solo made $30.3 million, for an overall global weekend of almost $60 million. Other sources have the film losing $80 million or more.

"Upgrade" opened In sixth place with $4.5 million, behind both "Avengers: Infinity War" ($10.4 million) and "Book Club" ($6.8 million), and "Action Point", which was not screened for critics, landed in ninth place with a dismal $2.3 million. For comparison, Rogue One closed out its runs with a $532 million domestic run, breaking the $1 billion mark globally.

The Marvel-Disney film, starring a slew of superheroes and superstars, brought in another $24.3 million this weekend for a global tally of an equally super $1.96 billion.

FILE PHOTO: Director of the movie Ron Howard signs autographs at the premiere for the movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 10, 2018. Unfortunately for Disney and Lucasfilm, good word of mouth did not help the movie at the box office.

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