For years, decades even, the idea of a solo Han Solo movie Star Wars fans. The figures look even more bleak as it got the wildly sought-after four day Memorial Day weekend release. Why did Disney take it in the Midichlorians on this picture?
Collider recently caught up with two of the stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Emilia "Qi'ra" Clarke and Paul "Dryden Voss" Bettany as they discussed their first days on the set of the second Star Wars story. No, there was something else that tarnished the golden space goose for Disney. That makes "Solo" the smallest opening for a "Star Wars" film since 2002.
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Is Disney's Han Solo spinoff, which tells the origin story of the smuggler, suffering from a bit of "Star Wars" fatigue?
With so many Star Wars films and stand-alone projects in the works, it's possible fan interest is dying out. And if that product begins to resemble nothing special, which is the case with Solo, then people will begin to find other things to do with their leisure time. In early May, Solo was tracking to have an impressive domestic opening weekend of $170 million.
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Cast member Alden Ehrenreich poses for a portrait while promoting the movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in Pasadena, California, U.S., May 12, 2018. Deadpool 2 has snarked its way to a solid $280 million in worldwide ticket sales so far.
Solo arrived in the shadow of the Death Star - Avengers: Infinity War - and hot on the heels of Deadpool 2. The blockbuster has earned over $1.9 billion globally. Perhaps if the movie had released in December, as SW movies usually do, Solo might have done better business.
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While the bulk of the rain is expected later in the evening, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after 11 a.m. Winds will remain gusty for the rest of the holiday weekend, but tropical-storm force winds will stay well to our west.
Meanwhile, the Melissa McCarthy-led comedy Life of the Party took in $5.1 million to claim fifth place and a three-week tally of $39.1 million. It ultimately earned $523 million overseas. A solid $50 million is possible for the female ensemble. Its three-week total is $39 million. Based on the "Star Wars" legendary character Han Solo, it's the second of the "Star Wars" anthology films following "Rogue One".
"In the hugely competitive environment of the summer movie season, "Solo, ' had a tough time living up to the initial projections for its opening weekend performance".
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