Ron Howard Responds to Disappointing 'Solo' Box Office Reports

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Unfortunately for Solo, the worldwide performance for the film has been fairly weak, so it will have to have long legs in North America in order to turn around what is now a Justice League-style narrative around the film's performance.

"A Star Wars Story" came in well below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American box office.

In this image released by Lucasfilm Alden Ehrenreich appears in a scene from
In this image released by Lucasfilm Alden Ehrenreich appears in a scene from"Solo A Star Wars Story. AP

There was a time where we had three-year waits between Star Wars films (this was a good thing). Although the film earned a typically rather decent $83 million in the United States of America in its first weekend, its preceding "Star Wars Story" Rogue One earned $155 million on the first weekend, while Episode VII generated a whopping $247 million and episode VIII an equally stellar $220 million.

Star Wars prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story released last weekend on 25 May, 2018 and the weekend numbers are out. Disney and Lucasfilms released the previous three "Star Wars films" in December, but "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was released mere five months after "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". "Maybe it's cultural differences or something; in general it doesn't suit my taste". The film passed The Last Jedi today to become the seventh-biggest domestic film of all time, and should pass the original Avengers tomorrow to move up to number six on the chart. The Rogue One installment generated US$30 million in its opening, outside the top 100 movie debuts, according to Box Office Mojo, while The Force Awakens was 41st on that list at the time.

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Given Solo's numerous struggles, Star Wars faithfuls were understandably concerned about the quality of the movie.

To compare, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story generated US$155 million over its first three days in theatres in 2016. Failing to gain much traction in such major markets as China ($10 million), "Solo" grossed only $65 million - or 39 percent of its total take - on foreign shores.

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The fifth weekend of "Avengers: Infinity War" looks to land in third.

But there were also questions beyond the effect the calendar had on "Solo". The title centered on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made $1.5 million on just 415 screens over the four-day weekend. Meanwhile, the year-to-date box office is up 7.6%.

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