'Solo: A Star Wars Story' disappoints at the box office

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' disappoints at the box office

Disney estimated Sunday that "Solo" will gross $101 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, a figure below even the opening weekends of the much-derided "Star Wars" prequels. 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. Prior to 2012, however, the only ways fans could enjoy new Star Wars stories were through the novels, comics and games from the original Expanded Universe.

There are, of course, spoilers ahead.

Boba Fett's story was continued in prequel movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, where it was revealed he inherited his memorable costume and spaceship from Jango Fett, from whom he was cloned.

Overseas ticket sales were even worse. The movie sold $14.1 million in Thursday preview ticket sales, which is a record for the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend. The Han Solo origin film's three-day estimate now hovers around $83 million.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role made iconic by Harrison Ford, "Solo" was plagued by production troubles, with Ron Howard replacing directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller midway through shooting. If this trend continues Star Wars seems likely to remain a mostly Western fantasy.... The next wave of speculation is sure to revolve around who will play Boba Fett, about which no news has been announced. Internationally, Deadpool 2 brought in another $57 million across 27 markets, making its global total $279.7 million and putting its worldwide gross at $498.9 million after the Memorial Day holiday.

Other rumored anthology films include a Yoda movie and Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

The "Logan" director's take on the bounty hunter could be a more ambitious and open-ended outing than 'Solo'.

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

This was mostly because he just looked really cool and could fly. You could make the argument that Marvel released "Avengers: Infinity Wars" two months after "Black Panther" and there certainly wasn't any MCU fatigue. Audiences weren't exhausted; they were pumped up for it. "And whilst it is Han Solo's movie, this girl gets to be badass".

Boba Fett first appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special (If you've never seen it, please watch it for as long as you can).

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