Weekend estimate is now tracking at 105 million, which is easily the worst Star Wars opening.*
This is from Deadline:
While Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming in $15.5M shy of its low-end $130M forecast with an estimated 4-day figure of $114.5M, the overall holiday stretch is booming with an estimated $226.5M, +25% over last year’s $181.4M, not to mention it’s the best Memorial Day weekend since 2014 when X-Men: Days of Future Past ruled with $110.5M. Solo‘s Friday, including $14.1M previews, is landing at $36.5M.
Don't click on the link. The rest of the story is bullshit justifications as to why it's augering in. Most of their explanations center around the controversy surrounding the change of directors, the reshoots and releasing it only six months after TLJ. Stuff people in Hollywood care about.
It never once mentions fan rage over The Last Jedi. Apparently this is now "the subject we do not discuss," in Tinsel Town.
Although the article did say that with reshoots factored in the production cost was probably around 300 million. If that is the case and if second weekend fall off is in Justice League territory, then this one is actually going to be a money loser. And given that Disney is still deeply in the red over the purchase of this property, it's a disaster.
Disney is supposedly building a Star Wars themed hotel but and this is the important part, they haven't pulled any of the construction permits they'd need to build it yet. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is currently being constructed, there is no backing out of that one and in truth no reason to, a new ride always makes money for the parks BUT it's clear that Disney now knows this is a damaged property.
Which once again brings us back to the question that everyone has been asking for months. How does Kathleen Kennedy still have a job?
Darth Maul was in this? Seriously?
*Original trilogy excepted. Movies aren't distributed like that anymore.