Star Wars fatigue hits Solo at United States box office

Star Wars fatigue hits Solo at United States box office

Star Wars fatigue hits Solo at United States box office

"This is just the fourth movie and the first three did $4 billion combined".

With a second weekend plunge in North American box office receipts to just $29 million and a worldwide total of only $264 million so far, Solo is a shocking and rare box office disappointment for the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm, and their parent company, Disney.

The movie's struggles mark a rare setback for Disney, which has seen massive success since unveiling a new generation of "Star Wars" films in recent years.

He adds that Solo will probably top out at $200 million domestically, but that its weak global tally will leave it in the red.

There are a number of factors that may have contributed to Solo's second disappointing weekend.

"This dip in box office slows the momentum for the industry, but the good news is that a host of big titles are on the way to help erase the memory of this gloomy June box office frame", said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior analyst at comScore. Through two weekends, "Solo's" haul of $148.9 million at the US box office and $264.2 million globally fell far short of expectations.

Whether any of this would've made the film better than what we ultimately got, we'll never know, but it's always fun to take a look at what could've been and after checking out the gallery up above, be sure to share your thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story with us in the comments section. "Solo" made $60 million this weekend, including $30.3 million overseas. The film is not likely to gross too much more than $400 million globally.

"Solo's" tumble brought it even closer to "Deadpool 2", which is now in its third weekend in theaters and still managed to reel in an estimated $23.3 million to take second place.

Meanwhile, "Adrift" was able to narrowly edge out "Avengers: Infinity War" for third place. STX Entertainment's "Adrift" collected $11.5 million against a forecast of $13 million and budget of $35 million.

"Infinity War" secured $10.5 million from 3,570 screens during its sixth outing, bringing its domestic tally up to $643 million. Paramount Pictures' comedy starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen has made $47 million at the North American box office.

Internationally (including Canada), the film has grossed $115 million so far over a two-weekend span.

And Johnny Knoxville's "Action Point" landed in ninth place with a dismal $2.3 million.

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