“Solo: A Star Wars Story” fell short of Friday forecast box office numbers this weekend. The Disney and Lucasfilm Han Solo origin flick had a three-day debut of $84.8-million dollars and the four day figure for the debut was $103-million.
Overseas, the news is worse with only $68-million coming in. Japan was their saving grace. China saw a paltry $10-mill for “Solo.” To compare? “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” came in with $155-million in the U.S.
It’s a bit of a shock considering Ron Howard took over the directing reigns after Christopher Miller and Phil Lord over creative differences. Howard shared on Twitter that despite the movie missing projections it’s still his “personal best” and suggests people just go and see it.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter