'Solo' sputters in takeoff at box office with US$83.3M

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in a scene from 'Solo A Star Wars Story.' Handout

However, the reason behind the disappointing box office could be as simple as "Star Wars" fatigue; while "Star Wars" films were once seen as cinema events, it seems that the more movies are made, the less interest audiences have in seeing them. It's a film that delights in winking and nodding at dialogue from the past, while filling in backstory gaps with all of the subtlety of a blaster shot to the face.

Disney rolled out its highly-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters nationwide for Thursday sneak preview screenings, and it has already set a new box office record.

There are, of course, spoilers ahead. Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett, Boba's father/clone in the prequels, has previously said he would be interested in reprising the part.

Overseas ticket sales were even worse. In its second week, "Deadpool 2" grossed $42.7 million.

"Solo" may have had in-production drama - the movie's original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were fired over creative differences and replaced by Ron Howard - but you can't equate that with its poor box office.

"Solo" had the lowest opening weekend for a "Star Wars" movie since 2005's "Revenge of the Sith". "The good news is that the next film isn't until December 2019".

A super annoyed Pasifika fangirl who wants a Boba Fett movie featuring his granddaughter, Mirta Gev.

As such the film's numbers are fairly ghastly considering that Solo was expected to gross at least $130 million by the industry over four-days and just barely hit $101 million in that time frame.

The Enfys Nest revelation was one of Solo: A Star Wars Story's saving graces.

Yes, "Star Wars" fatigue is a thing.

This was mostly because he just looked really cool and could fly. We have a "Thor" and a "Black Panther" and an "Infinity War" coming out in November and February and May and each are massively successful.

But in that instance, it went from releasing an origin story followed by an established Avengers movie. Watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars and even then you'll not have the full store because this is clearly a lead-in to something else, somewhere.

Our review of Solo describes the movie as "uninspired and visually boring", albeit with intriguing potential for a sequel. Logan also provided Boba Fett's voice in The Clone Wars animated series.



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