Solo: A Star Wars Story opened well below earlier projections with a domestic three-day gross of $83.3 million and outright bombed overseas, earning $65 million at the international box office. Now, Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis has commented on the underwhelming box office numbers for the latest standalone Star Wars film during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Hollis suggested that Solo‘s underwhelming box office performance may have been affected by the film opening so close to the debut of Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War:
“There’s a question of frequency, and how many times people will go to the movies. Is this too much and too soon for a third time in a five-week period.”
Disney distribution chief added that the studio has a lot of work to do in order to understand why Solo fell below expectations at the box office:
“We are all over it, and will spend a lot of time digging into why things happened the way they did. We have a year and a half before Episode IX comes out.”
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Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie Ranked From Worst To Best
Star Wars was released in 1977 and has become one of the biggest film franchises in the history of cinema. Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Darth Vader. These characters have become synonymous with pop culture around the world.
Star Wars has transcended generations but when Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, many fans assumed that this galaxy far far away had come to a close and we wouldn’t be seeing any new films. It wasn’t until 2012 that everything changed. On October 30, 2012, Disney announced a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Since that purchase, Disney has brought Star Wars back to the main folds of pop culture with The Force Awakens and even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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