“Solo” represents the lowest opening for a “Star Wars” film since Disney took over the franchise starting with 2015’s “The Force Awakens.” As the first film in the sequel trilogy, “The Force Awakens” launched with a massive $248 million three-day total. A year later, “Rogue One” debuted with $155 million, while the most recent installment prior to “Solo” — “The Last Jedi” — bowed just five months ago in December 2017 with $220 million.
“Solo” was the only wide release this weekend, meaning the rest of the North American box office consists of a series of holdovers.
“Deadpool 2” slid to No. 2, where it should make $53.5 million from 4,349 screens over four-days. That would bring its domestic total up to $218.2 million.
In third is another heroic blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War.” The Marvel and Disney title’s scored $21.2 million in 3,768 locations. In five weeks, its domestic tally has topped $626 million, while globally it has made $1.9 billio
“Book Club” landed in fourth during its sophomore outing. Paramount’s latest comedy took in $9.5 million for the three days on 2,810 screens. Its domestic total should read $34.2 million after an estimated $12 million for the four-day weekend.
That leaves Warner Bros.’ “Life of the Party” at No. 5, with an estimate of $6.6 million from 2,937 locations for the four days. Its three-day total was $5 million, while its three-week domestic grosses should land at $40.6 million.
Also in the top 10 is the little documentary that could— “RBG.” The title centered on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made $1.5 million on just 415 screens over the four-day weekend. In four weeks, the Magnolia and Participant Media film has grossed an impressive $6 million.