Going with this trend, Disney anticipated that Solo would mint around $101 million by the end of its four day long weekend. In fact, "Solo" is now forecast for a four day holiday weekend of $105 million to $115 million domestically. "Solo" is another attempt at that, but it made $35.6 million on Friday, about half of what "Rogue One" brought in on its opening day.
The 64-year-old filmmaker took over as director of the spin-off - which centres on the life of a young Han Solo before he teams up with Luke Skywalker in the main series - when Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were let go of over a disagreement and, although he was nervous about taking on such a big role, he saw it as a challenge. The budget soared past $250 million. Personally, I enjoyed it more than any of the other recently releasedStar Wars films, but maybe the overall fandom isn't into it. Solo now has an A- on Cinema Score and a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
20th Century Fox's superhero film "Deadpool 2" came in second with an estimated 42.7 million dollars in it second weekend, pushing its North American cume to 207.4 million dollars through Sunday. "Rogue One", Disney's other "Star Wars" spinoff that was coming off the huge success of "The Force Awakens", made $290 million globally for its debut in December of 2016.
What did you catch in theaters this weekend? Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.
It's a cool moment in the movie, but I walked out of the theater wishing it somehow tied into the Star Wars canon we had seen before. Before that, Disney's other standalone anthology movie in the series, Rogue One, was released in mid-July a year ago, coming roughly seven months after release. That said, there are a couple of scenes toward the end of Solo that feel like they serve the same objective in the film-one pays off a loose end from earlier in the movie, and another sets up potential entries in the franchise's future with these characters.
"It's the compressed timeframe between the two "Star Wars" films and the highly competitive nature of this marketplace".
"The franchise will be fine", Dergarabedian said.
Even as Disney has perfected the art of the credits scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they've somehow resisted shoehorning them into Star Wars.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.
Philip Roth , a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died. Gunn shared a photo of the cover of Roth's book The Counterlife on Twitter, writing: "RIP Philip Roth".
According to reporting from NPR's Elise Hu , the Saturday meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas happened on Kim's request. Negotiations over logistics and other issues related to the possible summit meeting are expected to begin Tuesday.
Also a Brazilian midfielder, the player has been on United's radar since January, and was initially chased by Manchester City too. Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer, Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar , who backs the reform, said he was hopeful that the ban would be abolished as he voted in Dublin . If a woman or a healthcare professional chooses to defy these laws, they risk criminality and up to 14 years of imprisonment.
Tropical-storm force winds will be possible in western Cuba and in the Gulf coast area where warnings are posted. Its expected to turn north Sunday morning, then north-northwest Monday night , moving at 13 miles per hour .
The European soccer season comes to a close on Saturday, as Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in the Champions League final in Kiev. In recent weeks, Salah could be found at news conferences promoting a cellphone company, a logistics firm and taxi service.
The Vegas Golden Knights beat Washington Capitals 6-4 in a dramatic opening game of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final. Vegas had outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first period at home during the playoffs, but the Caps got two goals.
Last week, the White House sent its deputy chief of staff and his advance team to the city state, the official said. It is insistent it will not engage in any peace process that jeopardises its leadership or its survival as a state.
During a press conference, the captain thanked his flight crew for helping him deal with the emergency calmly and successfully. The windshield may also break if it has not been heated correctly. "The broken window in the cabin causes a loss of pressure".
Trump welcomes freed Venezuelan prisoner to White House
Police arrested the couple after finding an assault rifle and grenades during a raid on a housing complex where the couple lived. Senior US administration officials said the instruments had been used to garner much-needed revenue for the cash-starved regime.
Power station spared as lava flow stalls
This lava has covered some 2,500 acres in and around the Leilani Estates neighborhood, and several flows have reached the sea. Officials said there was no release of any risky hydrogen sulfide gas after lava crept over the plugged wells Sunday.
5 dead, 30 missing from powerful cyclone
PACA had announced the closure of Salalah International Airport on Friday for 24 hours can be extended, as a result of Mekunu. They laughed and shared plates by flashlight in a darkened ballroom, the cyclone's wind a boring roar behind their clatter.
Warriors rally to beat Rockets in Game 6
Warriors coach Steve Kerr felt terribly for Paul - and others who have gone down. "Probably sounded more vocal than I usually am". And no matter what happens in Game 7, one thing is for certain: Thompson's mind-set will be just the same as it was in Game 6.
The LeBron Show: James sends Cavs to Boston for Game 7
The Cleveland Cavaliers could not win a pivotal road Game 5 against the Boston Celtics , as they lost 96-83 Wednesday night. In 21 games in which his team has faced elimination in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-record 33.5 points.