Monday, May 20, 2024

Disney Dilemma: “Solo” Three Day Total Tanks with $83 Mil, Lowest of the Entire “Star Wars” Franchise, May Just Break $100 Mil for 4 Day


UPDATE “Solo” made just $83 million for the three day weekend. It may just break $101 million through Monday night. That’s the lowest for any “Star Wars” movie. Was it the movie or the marketing? There are going to be arguments that this shouldn’t have been billed as a “Star Wars” movie. No lightsabres, no cry.

It doesn’t matter if you liked “Solo: A Star Wars Story” or wanted to see it. This movie will be destroyed one way or another by forces bigger than the Empire– naysayers and lurkers, commenters who are happy to see a catastrophe.

And so “Solo” looks like it will lose the weekend to “Deadpool 2.” This is Disney’s dilemma, as both movies belong to them. After back to back blockbusters with “Black Panther” and “Infinity War,” the company that rules the commercial universe is having a rocky Memorial Day weekend.

Wait for the update…so far all the other box office numbers are in this morning except for “Solo.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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