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Han Solo Comes in a Little Low

The 'Star Wars' prequel struggles at home, tanks abroad
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2018 12:25 PM CDT
This image released by Lucasfilm shows Alden Ehrenreich and Joonas Suotamo in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."   (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

(Newser) – Is the world getting tired of a galaxy far, far away? The underwhelming debut of Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests as much over the Memorial Day weekend, per the Hollywood Reporter. The Disney and Lucasfilm prequel opened with a debut estimated around $83.3 million over three days and $101 million over four domestically, and even less overseas. (By contrast, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story launched to $155 million in North America.) Deadpool 2 scored an estimated $53.5 million over four days, followed by Avengers: Infinity War ($20.1 million), Book Club ($12 million), and Life of the Party ($5 million), Variety reports. These numbers will be updated Monday. (Read more box office stories.)

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