An overdose of Star Wars series can also be considered to be a reason behind the disastrous box office collection made by Solo. Producer Simon Emanuel and cast members Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton and Chewbacca pose. That said, there are a couple of scenes toward the end of Solo that feel like they serve the same goal in the film-one pays off a loose end from earlier in the movie, and another sets up potential entries in the franchise's future with these characters.
Rogue One - the first standalone Star Wars anthology film - debuted in 2016 with an worldwide total of US$134 million.
In the global markets, "Solo", starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role made iconic by Harrison Ford, grossed $65 million in its opening weekend, including a paltry $10.1 million in China. That would be the lowest opening for a "Star Wars" film since the three day opening of 2005's "Revenge of the Sith". That title still belongs to "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", which debuted with $139.8 million in 2007.
Three films open next weekend, but none are expected to be big earners: Action Point, Adrift and Upgrade. It now holds an A- CinemaScore, along with a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some skeptics may claim that the sour "Solo" box office points to Star Wars fatigue, but the true test of that won't come for almost 19 months, when J.J. Abrams's "Star Wars: Episode IX", the final installment of Disney's first main trilogy, opens right before Christmas.
"Deadpool 2" slid to No. 2, where it made $55 million from 4,349 screens over four-days. Its three-week total is $39 million. The Marvel and Disney title's scored $21.2 million in 3,768 locations.
Book Club finished its second-week with $9.5 million over the weekend, which was good enough to land it in fourth place. Many wondered whether Ron Howard and Kathleen Kennedy could deliver a product with the same level of quality as films like The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi. Its four-day holiday weekend estimate looks to hit $20 million. As a matter of fact, no film has ever grossed more than $140 million over this particular weekend. That should help the movie take off at the box office - despite the bumpy liftoff. Meanwhile, the year-to-date box office is up 7.6%.