'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Stumbles With $103 Million Holiday Opening

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO A STAR WARS STORY.                  Jonathan Olley

Predictions claimed Solo would open to the tune of $130 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has earned $65 million (GBP48.8 million) overseas.

"Solo", the second standalone "Star Wars" anthology film, has fallen far behind 2016's "Rogue One", which landed a three-day weekend opening of $155 million.

"Solo" came in with a Millennium Falcon's worth of baggage following the mid-production firing of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were replaced by Ron Howard. The budget soared past $250 million.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story was certain to contain throwbacks to the old Star Wars movies, with the prequel focusing on the adventures of Han Solo before he met up with Luke and Leia.

Solo arrived in the shadow of the Death Star - Avengers: Infinity War - and hot on the heels of Deadpool 2. In five weeks, its domestic tally has topped $626 million, while globally it has made $1.9 billion.

There was a time where we had three-year waits between Star Wars films (this was a good thing). After debuting with $125 million last weekend, the R-rated Ryan Reynolds sequel dropped 66 percent to second place with $42.7 million and an estimated $53.5 million four-day haul.

Solo may also have encountered franchise fatigue.

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Every new "Star Wars" film brings an excitement that can be felt throughout the galaxy.

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.

However, Howard had a huge task ahead when he took on the movie as it had already been given a release date of May 25, 2018.

"Anytime the numbers come in lower than projections, there is a feeling of disappointment and the 'Star Wars" brand for better or worse is always subject to lofty box office expectations", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. No other Star Wars film has had to compete with two juggernaut Marvel films at the same time.

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Although potentially fatal if inhaled, Stovall said the danger was confined to the immediate vicinity of laze plumes themselves. Officials are concerned that " laze ", a unsafe product produced when hot lava hits cool ocean water, will affect residents.

Teras Kasi exists in the Star Wars universe outside of its appearance in the LucasArts game, though it was certainly the most prominent reference to the fictitious martial art.

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