Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story opened Friday May 25 with a mostly favorable critical reception at of the time of this writing. However moviegoer interest in the film did not meet expectations during the extended weekend.
Solo made an estimated $83 million domestically, while also struggling internationally. China pulled in $10.1 million, while the United Kingdom brought in $10.3 million.
The film was originally projected to make between $165 million to $175 million, though the estimate was lowered to $130 million to $150 million earlier in the week. The film is now estimated to gross $101 million through the long weekend.
Opening with box office success had been synonymous with Star Wars over the previous films with Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening in December 2017 with $220 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $238 million, and the other Star Wars Story, Rogue One with $155 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story tells the story of the titular character. Through a series of elaborate heists he grows into the character popularized in the original trilogy of films.
The next Star Wars film, the not-yet-subtitled Episode IX, is set to open in December 2019.
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