That Boba Fett movie we’ve been waiting for is finally happening
May 28 2018
The number, while being the biggest Memorial Day Weekend debut in the last four years, is also solidly under industry expectations. Projections for the Memorial Day box office weekend have fallen from $130 million pre-weekend to close to dropping under $100 million on Sunday. "Ant-Man" arrived to $57.2 million in initial ticket sales in 2015.
The United Kingdom leads "Solo's" overseas market with $10.3 million, followed by China with $10.1 million, Australia with $5 million, and Germany with $4.3 million. With the rejiggered production, the budget soared well past $250 million.
Also, over the last decade moviegoers have been less interested to go to the theater over Memorial Day weekend, which for most areas of the country is the first time to enjoy the nice weather outside. However, the film faced tough competition from Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War, which took second and third place, respectively. One suspects we'll get clarification on that in the very near future. That makes "Solo" the smallest opening for a "Star Wars" film since 2002. I'd certainly argue it has more flavor than many a Disney/Marvel movie that've received far more glowing reviews. Meanwhile, Jon Favreau has been tapped to executive produce and write a new live-action Star Wars show for Disney's upcoming streaming platform.
Donald Glover'sLando Calrissian is one of the most anticipated parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and according to this interview with Cinema Blend, the musician / actor is fully aware of how culturally relevant his role in the franchise is. It is summer, after all, " said Dergarabedian. The first film in this new series was Rogue One. To help propel Solo internationally, Disney brought the film to Cannes Film Festival, flooding the French film festival's red carpet with Storm Troopers. The film stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson with Andy Garcia and Don Johnson. Book Club was written and directed by Bill Holderman.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theatres, according to comScore.