Box Office: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Headed for Underwhelming Holiday Weekend Debut

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is struggling to make the kind of opening weekend impact now expected from a Star Wars film, with an estimated $ 114 million from 4,381 domestic sites over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. Earlier estimates had pegged the film in the $ 130-$ 150 million range.

“Solo” earned about $ 35.6 million through Friday, including $ 14.1 million from Thursday grosses, the highest Thursday for a Memorial Day opener. But a $ 114 million opening would have “Solo” trailing the three-day debut of the last anthology film, “Rogue One,” by $ 41 million — to say nothing of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s” $ 220 million opening.

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