The numbers for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” barely picked up on its second Saturday in theaters, as the latest “Star Wars” anthology film is now projected to make $29.3 million on this slow weekend, a 64 percent drop from its $84.7 million launch.
This amount would push the ten-day total for “Solo” up to $148.9 million, which is less than what the last anthology film, “Rogue One,” made in its opening weekend. Released in December 2016, “Rogue One” opened to $155 million and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
Globally,”Solo” is on pace to become the lowest-grossing “Star Wars” film ever with $425-475 million globally, according to analyst estimates. Overseas, the film made $30 million this weekend, and that figure is expected to plunge in the coming weekends as “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens in major European markets next weekend and the upcoming FIFA World Cup provides outside competition to international cinemas.
Sitting in second this weekend is “Deadpool 2,” which will cross the $250 million domestic mark this weekend with a third weekend total of $23-24 million. That puts it past the domestic run of last year’s R-Rated “X-Men” film, “Logan,” which made $226 million last spring. “Deadpool 2” is also on pace to become only the fourth R-Rated film to grossed $350 million domestically, joining “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper,” and of course, the first “Deadpool.”