The latest “Star Wars” movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is currently on track to have the lowest domestic box office opening numbers since Disney took over the franchise.
According to the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, the stand alone movie, about one of the series most beloved characters and rascals Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich), is opening with somewhere between $130 to $150 million in ticket sales in the United States.
While those numbers might sound good, the movie is actually underperforming in sales when compared to the three previous films in the Disney/LucasFilm realm.
In 2016, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened with a record $248 million. That was followed up the same year with $155.1 for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” In 2017, the follow-up to the “Force,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” brought in $221 million for its opening weekend.
The Ron Howard directed film stars Ehrenreich along with performers like Donald Glover (playing Lando Calrissian), Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.
“During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion,” a description on IMDb read about the film.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in the U.S. on May 25.