China, on track to overtake the U.S. in movie ticket sales by 2020, is an important market for Hollywood films, including some franchises like Universal Pictures' Fast and Furious, which has sometimes generated more revenue in the country than in North America.
The number, while being the biggest Memorial Day weekend debut in the last four years, came in well under industry expectations. Why did Disney take it in the Midichlorians on this picture? No, there was something else that tarnished the golden space goose for Disney.
As of this writing, the Star Wars movie has a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning that the majority of critics would recommend it, and it even has an A- CinemaScore, meaning that audiences are pretty happy with the film they got based on the marketing they saw for it. Not anymore. Solo is the fourth Star Wars film in less than three years, and the second one in less than six months' following last December's The Last Jedi.
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Disney had been hoping that the movie, focused on a young Han Solo and directed by Ron Howard, would take in closer to US$140 million. "Every movie franchise would love to have that level of fatigue".
Cast member Alden Ehrenreich poses for a portrait while promoting the movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in Pasadena, California, U.S., May 12, 2018. Albeit, this was still around double what second-place finisher Deadpool 2 brought in with $42.7 million. Deadpool 2 has snarked its way to a solid $280 million in global ticket sales so far. Down 44%, Infinity War has brought in $621.6 million domestically.
I gave the Last Jedi a decent review when I watched a preview.
And in fifth was Warner Bros. comedy "Life of the Party", at $6.5 million. It ultimately earned US$523 million overseas. A solid $50 million is possible for the female ensemble.
The film's estimated opening weekend is also a far cry from previous predictions.
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John McGuirk, communications director for the " Save the 8th " campaign pushing a "No" vote, reacted to the exit poll on Twitter. The government proposes to allow abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with later terminations allowed in some cases.