Disney estimated Sunday that "Solo" will gross $101 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, a figure below even the opening weekends of the much-derided "Star Wars" prequels. That four-day total doesn't even rank in the Top 20 for Hollywood's all-time best opening weekends. It ultimately earned $523 million overseas. The second film in "Star Wars'" sequel trilogy debuted with $220 million domestically. "Infinity War" added $16.5 million in its fifth weekend to bring its domestic total to $621.7 million and its global sales to $1.9 billion - both among the highest of all-time. The previous record holder was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which made $13.2 million on the same occasion in 2007.
The short, which you can check out above, follows Solo: A Star Wars Story's Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) in a pretty unique predicament.
The writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Gary Whitta, is always pretty amusing on Twitter, but he outdid himself with this picture of a sketch that he did of the Death Star firing on Scarif from the last act of the bleak and attractive Star Wars Story. Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Joonas Suotamo also star in the film, which is the only major new release this weekend. But Disney may have also misfired in hiring a relative unknown rather than someone like Donald Glover, who already comes in with an established reputation.
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The "Logan" director's take on the bounty hunter could be a more ambitious and open-ended outing than 'Solo'. You can head over to Variety for their full report on the holiday weekend box office. It also marks the lowest debut for the modern Star Wars films.
Solo's poor performance doesn't get a pass just because of external pressures.
The character, which has a unique look with a fearsome mask and rocket pack on its back, has been aggressively marketed via toys, comics, video games and more. In the video above, Collider Jedi Council's Kristian Harloff and Ken Napzok offer their no holds barred review of Ron Howard's first entry into the Star Wars universe.