‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ proving to be a bit too much, too soon?
‘Solo’ earned about $35.6 million through Friday, including $14.1 million from Thursday grosses. That’s the highest Thursday for a Memorial Day opener, but means the film is on track for just a $114 million domestic opening over the four-day weekend. Well below studio expectations. Sounds like a great number, but that’s considerably soft compared to the $156 million haul of “Rogue One” and the $220 million haul of “The Last Jedi”, both of which earned their openings over just three days. In fact it puts it at the fifth highest Memorial Day opener, behind “Fast and Furious 6” at $117M.
‘Solo’ isn’t the only one facing hardship though with ‘Deadpool 2’ earning $12.1 million on its second Friday, a DRASTIC 77% drop. Estimates for the four day have it scoring $54.5 million, a 65% second-weekend drop which would be the one of the worst Memorial Day weekend second-weekend drops ever.
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