Though, while the news isn't great, there is one angle that gives a bit of positive light. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the highest Memorial Day weekend opener since 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past took in $110.6M in its first four days.
As per a report in Forbes, the movie has collected $103 million over the weekend, while it has performed even more disappointingly overseas with only $65 million earnings. With the rejiggered production, the budget soared well past $250 million. That's one reason Disney keeps pushing the Star Wars series in the country, where Solo secured a rare concurrent release with North America, even though it lacks the familiarity won in the U.S. by decades of sequels and prequels since its 1977 premiere.
To put that in perspective, Deadpool 2's domestic debut weekend was $125m, and Avengers: Infinity War's was an incredible $250m (the biggest of all time).
The fifth weekend of "Avengers: Infinity War" looks to land in third. And, given the woeful opening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", Han might have a bad feeling about a few other less-than-stellar numbers, too.
"Deadpool 2" should easily score the second slot, heading for a $42 million three-day sophomore frame and a four-day total of around $54 million.
The "Star Wars" prequel is the latest installment of "Star Wars" films.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived to US$220 million in December. "A mere five month gap between "Solo" and 'The Last Jedi, ' may have not provided enough time to build huge excitement for the latest 'Star Wars" film both in North America and around the world", movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore told Xinhua.
In this image released by Lucasfilm, Alden Ehrenreich appears in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
Its soft start raises important questions about the health of one of Disney's most.
Teras Kasi exists in the Star Wars universe outside of its appearance in the LucasArts game, though it was certainly the most prominent reference to the fictitious martial art.
"It's the compressed timeframe between the two "Star Wars" films and the highly competitive nature of this marketplace".
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.