New low for ‘Solo’ as new ‘Star Wars’ film crashes


The numbers for Solo: A Star Wars Story were well… not force-worthy. The film is now projected to make $29.3 million this weekend, a 64 percent drop from its $84.7 million launch.

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This amount would push the 10-day total for “Solo” up to $148.9 million, according to comScore, the only theater-level movie measurement and analytics company providing insights across the world’s largest markets, covering 95 percent of the global industry gross. This is way less than what the last anthology film, Rogue One, made in its opening weekend. Released in December 2016, Rogue One opened to $155 million and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

Coming in second is Deadpool 2, which will cross the $250 million domestic mark with a third weekend total of $23-24 million. That puts it past the domestic run of last year’s R-rated Logan, which made $226 million last spring. Deadpool 2 is also on pace to become only the fourth R-rated film to grossed $350 million domestically, joining The Passion of the Christ, American Sniper and the first Deadpool.

In third is STX’s Adrift, which posted a solid $11.5 million opening this weekend from 3,015 screens. Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, the survival romance was made on a $35 million budget co-financed by STX. Reception for the film has been positive, with a 67 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a B on CinemaScore.

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ComScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Fox’s Deadpool 2 continues to draw a global audience taking in $64.9 million to win the weekend in 80 territories for a worldwide total to date of $598.6 million. Meanwhile, Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Storyraises its global cume to $264.2 million after two weekends in theaters.”

In fourth is Avengers: Infinity War, which added $10.4 million in its sixth weekend and has a global total of $1.96 billion. In China, the film now has $356 million after four weekends, making it the third-highest grossing Western release in that country. Paramount’s Book Club completes the top five with $6.6 million, bringing its domestic total after three weekends to $47 million.

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 3, are below.

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $29.3M
2. Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $23.3M
3. Adrift – STX Entertainment – $11.5M
4. Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $10.4M
5. Book Club – Paramount – $6.8M
6. Upgrade – OTL Releasing – $4.5M
7. Life Of The Party – Warner Bros. – $3.5M
8. Breaking In – Universal – $2.8M
9. Action Point – Paramount – $2.3M
10. Overboard – Lionsgate – $2.0M
11. Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $1.8M
12. Show Dogs – Open Road – $1.6M

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 3, are below.

1. Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $64.9M
2. Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $59.6M
3. Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $34.7M
4. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Is – Huaxia Film Distribution Co.,Ltd – $23.7M
5. How Long Will I Love U – Multiple – $15.9M
6. Adrift – STX Entertainment – $11.5M
7. Believer – Kidari – $9.2M
8. Happy Little Submarine 20000 Leagues Under the Sea – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $8.9M
9. Book Club – Paramount Pictures – $7.9M
10. Upgrade – OTL Releasing – $4.5M
11. Quiet Place, A – Paramount Pictures – $4.2M
12. Sherlock Gnomes – Paramount Pictures – $3.5M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.

Source: comScore