Solo: A Star Wars Story is apparently struggling at the box office

For comparison, the three other Disney/Lucasfilm features, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, have all opened to $247.9 million, $155 million, and $220 million respectively at the domestic box office. "Memorial Day weekend needs to get its groove back after a multi-year downturn that ranked last year's frame at No. 18 all-time for the holiday and unfortunately marked the third straight year the industry did not deliver a $100 million four-day opener", said ComScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. For the most part, a Star Wars marathon is great fun, but there's a surprising amount of rubbish you have to get through to get to the good stuff.

The newest Star Wars movie, Solo, opened this weekend-but it was not the hit that Disney and Lucasfilm would have wanted.

Its global box office gross is really no better as it brought in a massively disappointing $65 million. "Ant-Man" arrived to $57.2 million in initial ticket sales in 2015.

We here in JOE think Ehrenreich was a highlight of the movie - check out our long-read review right here - and we were lucky enough to sit down with the actor in the lead-up to the release of the movie. Nevertheless, Disney has Episode IX on the calendar for December 20, 2019, and is mulling standalone movies about Boba Fett, Lando, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

According to Exhibitor Relations, the three-day total for Solo is estimated to be $83 million domestically. Solo, which had the widest opening for a Star Wars movie yet, had a per-screen average attendance of only 2,100.

Yes, "Star Wars" fatigue is a thing. If this trend continues Star Wars seems likely to remain a mostly Western fantasy.... That is a lifetime ago on the scale of box office inflation.

Star Wars fans for years have been accustomed to the same blockbuster formula, a group of heroes fighting for freedom against not only tyranny but a dark force that enveloped everything it touched.

And there's enough positive spin to work on Solo to make its performance look better to the masses, if not Disney's shareholders and anyone paying attention to the tracking promising a lot higher grosses. The Marvel crossover is looking at a four-day total of $20 million, putting its domestic total at around $625 million.

Below you can see the full Top 10 box office report for the May 25-27 period in the United States and Canada, as relayed by EW.

All non-forecast box office data via Box Office Mojo.

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