Friday, June 1, 2018

Solo Goes into its Second Weekend

BoxOfficeMojo has just put out its predictions for the weekend.

There are no likely blockbusters coming out--testifying, again, to the wide berth that other studios decided to give Solo. However, the fact will do only so much for the movie, the site predicting that the film will only get to $150 million in North America by Monday--the ten day run required to make what the moderate predictions had it earning just over Memorial Day weekend, while barring a surprise, it will continue its fade afterward.

More than before I feel confident in my earlier estimate of its box office prospects. The film will probably not reach $500 million global, while even $400 million global may be doubtful. Again, a decent performance for most movies, but a grave disappointment given the resources invested, and the precedent set by the franchise's prior films.

Even with all that has been said, the fans will be chewing this one over for a very long time to come, while it will be interesting to see what the executives at the studio behind the studio make of it all.

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