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‘Solo’ Is Now Officially The First Star Wars Movie To Flop

With two full weekends in theaters under its belt, the picture has become clear – Solo: A Star Wars Story is a box office failure.

Over its second week, Solo earned just $29.29 million domestically, representing a 65 percent drop from its opening weekend. Whether due to it telling the backstory of a character who didn’t really need one, the film’s troubled production history, or divisive fan reaction to December’s The Last Jedi (or a combination of all of these factors), it’s become clear that audiences just aren’t turning out for the Han Solo prequel.

Through 10 days, Solo has earned just under $150 million domestic, with a worldwide gross of $264 million. Current projections place the film ending its run around the $400 million worldwide mark, which would make Solo one of the highest-grossing, money-losing films ever. To break even, the film would need to earn at least $500 million, which would still put it well behind the previous three Star Wars films, all of which crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

We’ll have to wait until 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX to see whether or not Solo’s failure is just an aberration or part of a downward trend for the Star Wars brand.

Here are the top 10 highest-grossing films of the June 1-3 weekend, according to Box Office Mojo:

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $29.29 million

2. Deadpool 2 – $23.32 million

3. Adrift – $11.5 million

4. Avengers: Infinity War – $10.37 million

5. Book Club – $6.8 million

6. Upgrade – $4.45 million

7. Life of the Party – $3.45 million

8. Breaking In – $2.8 million

9. Action Point – $2.3 million

10. Overboard – $1.97 million

For more on Solo: A Star Wars Story, check out all the film’s Easter eggs that you may have missed and the 12 questions raised by the film that didn’t really need to be answered in the first place.

Source: Indiewire

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