Solo: A Star Wars story is the Disney spinoff which tells the story of Han Solo. The film was estimated to reach between $130-$150m but has only reached $114.2m according to Deadline. So you may be thinking $114.2m is still a great total and by all accounts, it’s not embarrassingly bad but it is the worst opening weekend for any of the Disney-produced Star Wars movies and we ask why this may be.
Why is SOLO: A Star Wars Story failing at the Box Office?
With such films as Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 out at the same time, the world is Marvel. Not even Star Wars can compete with these guys right now. They’re dominating the box office and captivating audiences with two very high-calibre films.
Too much, too soon
It’s only been five months since Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If this film was well received with the majority Solo may just be doing well at the box office right now but the majority of folks weren’t too impressed with it’s offering and as such Solo is suffering.
Solo went through a lot of problems throughout its production. The film lost it’s original directors midway through production and all sorts of on-set issues have similarly been reported.
Whilst the majority of fans will love anything that Disney churns out it was the critics who weren’t too impressed with Solo. Our very own Frank Mengarelli gave the movie a 4-Star review whereas me, on the other hand, wouldn’t have even rated the movie 3 out of 5. I felt it was contrived, pointless and trying once again to be a fanboy service feeding the simplest of stories to diehard fans who would never disown their favourite franchise.
It simply wasn’t a good movie. Plain and simple. With Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom on the way soon also it’s safe to say that Solo should bury itself so low we never see it again.