"Solo: A Star Wars Story" Disappoints In Box Office Debut

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Disappoints In Box Office Debut

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After a string of hugely successful Marvel superhero movies dominated the box office for weeks, Disney appeared to falter with a disappointing debut for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

The latest entry into the Star Wars canon, “Solo” stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany, with direction from Ron “Opie” Howard.

With an estimated production budget of $250 million, “Solo” opened to just $83.3M in North America, and $148.3M worldwide, in 55 territories. While anything with the Star Wars label is usually a safe bet, Disney may have been competing with themselves for domestic box office dollars — “Deadpool 2” also a Disney venture, added $42.7M in North America and $99.7M worldwide.

“Deadpool 2″ has only been in general release for 2 weeks but is already closing in on $500m in cumulative worldwide revenue, which surely must provide some salve for Disney execs to soothe the sting of”Solo’s” soft opening numbers.

Rounding out the top 3 both domestically and worldwide was “Avengers: Infinity War” yet another Marvel-Disney sequel. The film cleared $49.0M, with $16.5M coming from North American theaters. All told, “Avengers” has grossed more than $1.28bn since it opened at the end of April.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 27, are below.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $148.3M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $99.7M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $49.0M
How Long Will I Love U – Multiple – $24.5M
Believer – Kidari – $10.4M
Book Club – Paramount Pictures – $9.4M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount Pictures – $6.9M
Overboard – Multiple – $5.3M
Life Of The Party – Warner Bros. – $5.1M
Breaking In – Universal – $4.3M
Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Universal – $3.4M
Show Dogs – Open Road – $3.1M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 27, are below.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $83.3M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $42.7M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $16.5M
Book Club – Paramount – $9.4M
Life Of The Party – Warner Bros. – $5.1M
Breaking In – Universal – $4.1M
Show Dogs – Open Road – $3.1M
Overboard – Lionsgate – $3.0M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $2.2M
RBG – Magnolia Pictures – $1.1M
Rampage – Warner Bros. – $0.8M
Super Troopers 2 – 20th Century Fox – $0.6M

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