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Solo: A Star Wars Story doesn’t live up to expectations with a $148.3 million world debut

ThatFilm May 29

Solo: Disney’s A Star Wars Story was the only film to be released during the four-day long weekend, I can’t raise the expected amount. Solo: A Star Wars Story had been projected to raise about $110 million on its first weekend, but it came well below that, with approximately $83.3 million in the United States and an additional $65 million worldwide for a three-day global total of $148.3 million. But with a long weekend of Solo: A Star Wars Story totaled $101 million for the fourth day of the holiday weekend.

Solo: A Star Wars Story began Thursday with $14.1 million setting a new record for the Memorial Day weekend holiday, breaking the previous record of $13.2 million set by Pirates of the Caribbean: At the End of the World in 2007. Many believed that this new record on Thursday would set the pace for Solo to beat the historic record set by At World’s End for the Memorial Day weekend of $139.8 million, but that record is already assured as Solo: A Star Wars Story has fallen far short.

Disney rivals believe that the low performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story was the result of Disney “abusing the Star Wars franchise,” adding that it was a risky move to release Solo: A Star Wars Story with just 5 months of releasing Star Wars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Many thought Disney would release Solo: A Star Wars Story in December, as did Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, all of which became the biggest blockbuster movie of their respective year, nationally. Another Anonymous Commentary believes that the Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 essentially “sucked a lot of wind from the markets”, and that many moviegoers probably won’t go to see another movie now until Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in a month’s time.

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