Solo: A Star War Story is one of those films that, by all accounts, shouldn’t even actually exist. Based on the immense pressure surrounding the lead character, as well as the very troubled (and very public) production, this is a film that could have imploded in spectacular fashion in the middle of last year. But here it is, it’s out, and while reviews haven’t been glowing, it seems like it’s been a bit of a fun ride for most folks.
But what are the numbers looking like? According to an updated report from Deadline, it’s on course to have an $80-$90 million three-day opening, and around $105-$115M over the four-day Memorial Day holiday. It’s worth noting that this could very well change as the Friday figures make themselves known, but as of right now, things are looking a bit low.
I do feel the need to mention a couple things. On one hand, it’s worth noting that were this not a Star Wars film, those numbers would be pretty stellar. Pretty much any film would be happy to have those numbers under normal circumstances. On the other hand, however, this IS a Star Wars film, and given that it’s the most expensive one to date (due to reshoots), it will need a lot more money to make up its budget.
Between all that, the fan backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Deadpool 2‘s positive response, it does make sense that it may not be setting the box office on fire. But as long as the movie is good, and it makes back its budget, I think Lucasfilm can check this one off as a victory. We’ll just have to wait and see if that pans out.
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