‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls far short of box-office expectations

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Now, Qi'ra is stepping into the animated spotlight with a new episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.

Disney and Lucasfilm's "Solo: A Star Wars Story", a prequel film about the origins of Han Solo, made an estimated $101 million domestically for its four-day weekend opening which includes the Monday holiday, according to Disney.

The Hollywood Reporter reckons that most box-office analysts blame Solo's underwhelming performance on the fact that it debuted just five months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, suggesting audience fatigue. The Millennium Falcon has been through some tough space battles before, but this is a very disappointing result for the film that's been decently received by critics and many folks who've gone to the theater to see it.

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"There's a question of frequency, and how many times people will go to the movies".

The dire numbers will definitely result in some soul searching at the studio, said Disney's worldwide distribution chief Dave Hollis.

The Jedi Council crew have been covering Solo: A Star Wars Story since the film was announced, so you know Kristian and Ken are excited to finally able to discuss, dissect, and debate the actual film as opposed to trying to gleam insight from trailers, teasers, and clips.

Meanwhile, the film's troubled production can't be ignored, with original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller jettisoned from the project three weeks before production was set to end; veteran director Ron Howard was brought in to take over. While Solo establishes Qi'ra's past with Han on their homeworld, Corellia, it also leaves several aspects of her history to be revealed at a later time.