Solo Slows Down Over Second Weekend

Roguish pilot feels gravitational pull at the box office
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2018 11:38 AM CDT
Solo Stumbles in Second Weekend
This image released by STXfilms shows Shailene Woodley, left, and Sam Claflin in a scene from "Adrift."   (STXfilms via AP)

Solo: A Star Wars Story is losing momentum quickly at the box office, the AP reports. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65% in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Solo has now earned $148.9 million domestically. That's over $135 million shy of where the franchise's other spin-off, Rogue One, was in its second weekend. Solo's tumble brought it even closer to Deadpool 2, which is now in its third weekend in theaters.

Deadpool 2 grossed an estimated $23.3 million to take second place. Shailene Woodley's lost-at-sea drama Adrift opened in third place with $11.5 million, while Avengers: Infinity War took fourth with $10.4 million. And Johnny Knoxville's Action Point landed in ninth place with a dismal $2.3 million. (See reviews of Solo or check out the 10 most and least popular "Star Wars" characters.)

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