Box Office Rundown – Solo Sputters Over the Long Weekend
Disney, the current kings of Hollywood faced a rare bump in the road this holiday weekend with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story coming in below box office estimates. The newest Star Wars offering, directed by Ron Howard, brought in roughly $103 million domestically over the holiday long weekend, which was well below the $150 million Disney had been projecting.
Internationally Solo: A Star Wars Story brought in $65 million, with China being rather weak (typical for Star Wars). In total, Solo: A Star Wars Story is sitting at $168 million in worldwide sales, which is rather weak for a Star Wars offering in its first week.
Coming in second to Solo: A Star Wars Story was Deadpool 2 which continues to maintain a strong box office position. This week’s haul was $43 million domestically which is a drop of 65% from opening weekend. Including international numbers, Deadpool 2 is closing in on $500 million worldwide, which isn’t bad for a movie that had a budget of $110 million.
Rounding out the top three is another Disney offering, Avengers: Infinity Warfare. This mega-movie continues to perform well in theatres with this weeks domestic haul being $17 million. Worldwide, Avenger: Infinity Warfare is sitting at $1.9 billion in sales which puts it fourth on the All Time Worldwide Box Office List.
For a complete look at the top ten films this weekend, check out the list below.
Top 10 North American Box Office Numbers (via Box Office Mojo)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story – $103 million
- Deadpool 2 – $43 million
- Avengers: Infinity War – $17 million
- Book Club – $10 million
- Life of the Party – $5.3 million
- Breaking In (2018) – $4.2 million
- Show Dogs – $3.2 Million
- Overboard (2018) – $3.1 Million
- A Quiet Place – $2.4 million
- RBG – $1.2 Million
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