Wow, this isn’t looking too great for Solo: A Star Wars Story. On Thursday of this week, we posted an article on early projections that stated that Solo: A Star Wars Story could be headed for a $60 million second weekend — which would mean it dropped less than 30% from its first weekend at the box office. Despite the disappointing box office haul from the first weekend, this would show that the film had some real legs.
But, of course, projections are a fickle thing, and things are always subject to change until we see how things actually turn out. Now, Variety is reporting conflicting early Friday estimates. According to the outlet, the film could be making $28 million in its second weekend — which would mean the film is dropping a ridiculous 67% from an already-bad first weekend.
RELATED – Is Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Poor Box Office Performance Partly Due To Lucasfilm’s Poor Engagement With Fans?
No matter how much you love this film, or how much you want it to succeed, if these numbers do come to pass, there is no way to talk around it — Solo will be a flop for Lucasfilm. Given that there are no new blockbusters heading to theaters this weekend, this was the opportunity to audiences to actually vote with their dollars, and if it doesn’t, then fans will have made their apathy all too clear.
But, of course, we’ll have to wait and see how the weekend really pans out, but things don’t seem to be looking good for everybody’s favorite scoundrel. Will you be seeing this film this weekend? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.