SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Underwhelms At The Box Office


It was bound to happen guys. A STAR WARS film that bombed at the box office. And when I say bomb, I mean for a STAR WARS film, it’s just unprecedented. A couple weeks ago we projected that SOLO was estimated to make almost $170 million dollars for the Memorial Day weekend and damn were we off. In it’s first three days Solo has made only $81 Million well below the estimates from a couple weeks back. Overseas the film brought in an additional $63 Million which in all brings it to a paltry $148.3 Million worldwide opening. The movie was made for $250 Million because of all the reshoots that were made after original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired, thus bringing in Ron Howard to finish the film months after production should have ended.

Pirates of the Caribbean: AT WORLD’S END still owns the Memorial Day Weekend take of $139 Million domestic opening and some thought Solo had a chance of doing it. But with critics only giving the film a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes and plenty of fans saying it was going to be terrible even before the film came out it was doomed from the start. Honestly I loved SOLO. Other than the first act which was directed by Lord and Miller and the romance between Han and Qi’ra the film was a awesome western. The way Star Wars films were always supposed to be. With all the news coming from set of how awful Alden Ehrenreich was, I honestly grew to love him as Han, and less we not forget the amazing performances from Donald Glover as Lando and Joonas Suotamo as a scene stealing Chewbacca the film hit it’s stride. I understand the perception that this film was released to soon after The LAST jEDI and now we have to wait over a year for Episode IX but if you get fatigued with Star Wars then you’re not a true fan.

The Han Solo origin film fared less well than its fellow standalone, 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opened to $155m in the US.

In fact, it had the lowest opening for a Star Wars film since Disney took over the franchise, starting with 2015’s The Force Awakens – the first of the new trilogy – which took $248m over its first three days.

The Last Jedi, released in December, took $220m. Ronnie Stanley Womens Jersey

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