Solo: A Star Wars Story suffered a steep drop in its second weekend at the box office taking in an estimated $29.3 million. That’s a drop of 65.3% from its debut week and put its domestic gross at $148.9 million. The film also earned $30.3 million to bring its international total to $115.3 million and worldwide total to $264.2 million. Compared to the three other Disney Star Wars releases, Solo is far behind at the same point of their runs. After two weekends The Force Awakens had over $540 million, Rogue One was over $286 million, and The Last Jedi was over $368 million. The film isn’t even performing at the 1/3 drop we’ve seen between first and second films in the Star Wars franchise. The recent trilogy saw exactly that but Solo is about 51% of what Rogue One was at this point (and yes, we know they’re not sequels).
Deadpool 2 held steady in second place with an estimated $23.3 million. Domestically the film has earned $254.7 million after three weeks. The film took the top spot at the international box office bringing in an estimated $41.5 million which brought that total to a little over $344 million. Part of that jump at the international box office was the film’s debut in Japan where it earned $5.5 million.
In third place was the debut of Adrift which earned an estimated $11.5 million. The film also earned $350,000 at the foreign box office. The drama has a budget of $35 million and will likely match that when its run is done.
Avengers: Infinity War dropped one spot from last weekend to come in fourth. The film earned an estimated $10.4 million to bring its domestic total to $642.9 million. The film also added an estimated $24.3 million at the international box office to bring that total to $1.322 billion. Together, the film has earned $1.965 billion and is just $35 million short of topping $2 billion which would make it the fourth film to have done so. Expect that to happen in the next two weeks.
Rounding out the top five was Book Club which earned $6.8 million. The film has earned $47.3 million in total domestically so far in its run.
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Black Panther came in at #18 with $247,000 to bring its domestic total to $699.1 million. With its $646.2 million at the foreign box office the film has earned $1.345 billion so far in its run.
The Death of Stalin improved to come in at #37, up from last week’s #38. The film added $29,102 to its total to bring that to $7,943,777.
My Friend Dahmer which was released domestically in 2017 opened up in Australia where it earned $8,801 from two theaters.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive in to 2018’s comic releases.