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Solo: A Star Wars Story has disappointing opening weekend

Solo: A Star Wars Story has disappointing opening weekend

In what can be said as a shocker for all Star Wars fans, the franchise's latest entry, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is turning out to be the most disappointing in the series, box office wise. Solo bowed just weeks after both Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, which continue to do incredibly well at the box office.

The Han Solo origin film began its global run with a dismal $65 million this weekend.

Collider recently caught up with two of the stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Emilia "Qi'ra" Clarke and Paul "Dryden Voss" Bettany as they discussed their first days on the set of the second Star Wars story.

In this image released by Lucasfilm Alden Ehrenreich right and Joonas Suotamo appear in a scene from

Forbes magazine's Scott Mendelson said while "Solo" may have taken some of the luster off Disney's "Star Wars" reboot, he believes talk of the franchise's death is premature. "Maybe it's cultural differences or something; in general it doesn't suit my taste". Its three-day domestic total of US$84 million and four-day estimate of US$101 million would bring Solo's worldwide launch to US$148 million. Solo should be able to hang on to the number one spot for a second weekend with a weak $35-40 million haul.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here. With so many Star Wars projects in the pipeline, the revived film franchise might already be heading toward if not a saturation point, at least the point where the films are no longer an event-type release. "Solo", starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role made iconic by Harrison Ford, grossed $65 million internationally in its opening weekend, including a paltry $10.1 million in China. This gives the remake of the 1987 comedy a four-week total of $41.5 million which is, sadly, nearly twice as much as the original made when it was first released. "Rogue One", Disney's other "Star Wars" spinoff that was coming off the huge success of "The Force Awakens", made $290 million globally for its debut in December of 2016. This is bad news for the anthology film, as its predecessors performed way better during their respective opening weekends. Meanwhile, the year-to-date box office continues its positive trajectory with 7.6 percent.

Its soft start raises important questions about the health of one of Disney's most.