Solo launches to $148 million worldwide
Disney and Lucasfilm‘s Solo: A Star Wars Story has launched across the galaxy with the studio reporting a weekend estimated total of $83.3 million for the release domestically, factoring in the Memorial Day holiday Disney estimates have the film’s domestic weekend gross at $101 million across the four days. For comparison, the three other Disney/Lucasfilm features, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, have all opened to $247.9 million, $155 million, and $220 million respectively at the domestic box office. Solo also had a lower opening than 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which debuted to $108.4 million. Internationally the film has brought in an estimated $65 million for the weekend, making its three day global total $148 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo. Woody Harrelson Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Ron Howard direct the film.
20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool 2 sliced its way into second place domestically, falling 65% to a total of $43.3 million for the three day weekend and a four day estimated total of $54.5 million. Domestically the film has now brought in $219.2 million, putting it on pace to pass Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie Logan ($226 million) by the middle of the week. The sequel still has a ways to go to catch-up to the first film however, which remains the second-highest R-rated film domestically at $363 million. Internationally, Deadpool 2 brought in another $57 million across 27 markets, making its international total $279.7 million and putting its worldwide gross at $498.9 million after the Memorial Day holiday.
The David Leitch-directed film stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, continues to put up impressive numbers despite being released a full month prior. The film managed to bring in $16.5 million for the the weekend and has an estimated 4-day weekend total of $20.1 million. Domestically the film’s total now sits at $621.7 million putting it in prime position to pass the first Avengers movie from 2012 in just a matter of days, but Marvel’s Black Panther still has a comfortable lead on Infinity War domestically, standing tall at $698.5 million. Internationally the film added another $32.5 million putting its global total at $1.9 billion, making it the highest grossing MCU film by nearly $400 million.