In a very, very surprising turn of events, Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Story Wars Story had misfired at the box office and surpassed just $100 million for its 4-day weekend. All the estimates for this movie were at $170 million but these figures have been lowered.
The movie had hit $83M ($101M 4-day estimate) in the debut and this is the lowest weekend debut for the Star Wars franchise.
Now, the recent estimates are much lower than the $114 million projections after the film’s performance on Friday had seen a huge drop. Solo: A Star Wars Story had earned only $35.6 million through Friday. The movie’s Thursday preview figures were more than enough for setting a whole new record for the Thursday box office. With estimates at $101.1 million for the weekend, the Star Wars feature movie has the lowest opening weekend for any Disney/LucasFilm Star Wars movie.
It is now unclear where the Solo movie had gone wrong and it could have been BTS drama, which had seen the original directors being replaced mid-production.
In theaters now, director Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as LandoCalrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra, and JoonasSuotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett.