Refresh for latest...: Disney/Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story has grossed an estimated $65M in its global box office bow. For the three-day premiere, estimates hover at about $83 million. "Ant-Man" arrived to $57.2 million in initial ticket sales in 2015.
In the run-up to opening weekend, Disney expected to pull in a four-day box office total of $130 million to $150 million.
The movie started out strong with $14.1 million in Thursday previews, a record for Memorial Day weekend. The second film in "Star Wars'" sequel trilogy debuted with $220 million domestically. In comparison, last weekend's Deadpool 2 grossed $125 million over three days on a $110 million budget... and that movie was rated R and not marketed to families. Besides being the best reviewed Star Wars movie since Empire Strikes Back, it had a strong box office run after its opening weekend, grossing $1.3 billion and receiving an "A" CinemaScore from more general moviegoers.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard, who took over for the original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, after they were let go with just a few weeks left of filming due to creative differences with Lucasfilm. "The base is a little smaller than we had hoped for, but it's very respectable, and there is no substantial competition for the next couple weekends". Fox News debates everything Star Wars Pimp My Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing Kylo Ren's Mask, The Animated Series The Comedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise Jek Tono Porkins: A Star Wars Story The Rancor Tank with Mark Cuban Jr. Meanwhile, Jon Favreau has been tapped to executive produce and write a new live-action Star Wars show for Disney's upcoming streaming platform.
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After a brilliant sequence in which she liberates many other droids on Kessel while Han, Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) and Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) steal coaxium fuel, she gets shot during the ensuing firefight. It also didn't hurt that "Infinity War" practically starred every character from the MCU.