Alden Ehrenreich in a still from Solo: A Star Wars Story. The standalone adventure has been under a microscope throughout the past few months due to its troubled development process. Shortly after the directing duo departed the Galaxy Far, Far Away, Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Rush) stepped in to complete the film. With so many Star Wars projects in the pipeline, the revived film franchise might already be heading toward if not a saturation point, at least the point where the films are no longer an event-type release.
CNET's Mike Sorrentino calls the film "simple and fun" but said it "lacks the epic feeling we normally get from comparable Star Wars movies".
But tipping the odds in "Solo's" favor is the fact that it's part of a sci-fi franchise that has brought in roughly $9 billion at the worldwide box office, and arguably has the most loyal fan base in pop culture.
Its four-day holiday weekend estimate looks to hit US$20 million. Unfortunately, the movie's sales aren't even close to meeting that threshold.
"It's the compressed timeframe between the two "Star Wars" films and the highly competitive nature of this marketplace". Opening over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the studio expected the film to ring up between $130-150 million domestically. All in all, it must be considered a disappointing opening given the lofty expectations for the film.
"When a fan asked whether they should rush out and see it to help the opening - which is coming in at around 70% of initial projections - Howard encouraged the fan to check the film's hashtag for balanced feedback" and then see it in theaters. Its domestic total now reads $34.2 million after earning $12.5 million for the four-day weekend. Personally, I enjoyed it more than any of the other recently released Star Wars films, but maybe the overall fandom isn't into it. Solo now has an A- on Cinema Score and a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. As it turns out, Disney is also eager to answer that mystery. In some instances we'd change stuff a lot, and other instances we'd use elements of what was in place, and something we'd use a scene entirely - and they're brilliant guys. "We have a year and a half before Episode IX comes out", Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis says. We've had so much success. According to the BBC, experts predicted the movie would take $130m (£97.6m) and $150m (£112.7m) in its first weekend.
Despite finishing atop the Memorial Day weekend box office, the latest entry to the "Star Wars" canon from Disney and Lucasfilm, Solo: A Star Wars Story, failed to break the $100 million plateau, managing just $83.3 million.
The flooding in 2016 caused catastrophic damage , but 96 percent of the businesses downtown rebuilt and reopened. EST, the National Weather Service sent out a warning to Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland.
The Telegraph reported that Maria Borrallo promised to give them all Smarties once the ceremony was over but only if they behaved. A source told The Times that she already has a busy year of duties planned. "But they were having so much fun with it".
According to Associated Press' Tim Reynolds, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni says CP3 is "worried" about his injury. For the postseason, Thompson is averaging 19.4 points which is a tick down from his regular season average of 20.0.
The area is under a tropical storm warning, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected in the next 24 hours. Like residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties, people in Gulfport, Mississippi, lined up to fill sandbags.
The White House said Flood and Kelly gave brief remarks at the outset of the briefings but did not stay for the substance. Rudy Giuliani serves as Donald Trump's legal adviser but said he hasn't spoken to him in a couple of weeks.
Paul has been sidelined since straining the hamstring in the final minute of Houston's Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors . The guard had to sit out Game 6 after suffering a bad a hamstring injury during the final minute of Game 5 against the Rockets.
Set just 64 for victory on the fourth morning, Pakistan finished on 66 for one before lunch to go 1-0 up in this two-match series. Anderson bowled Azhar in the third over but Sohail didn't hang around, hitting six fours and a six in a 32-ball knock.
Weinstein was formally charged with rape and other acts of sexual misconduct . "The first Bill Cosby trial ended in a mistrial". On Megyn Kelly Today , when asked what she would like to say to Weinstein if he might be listening, McGowan said, "We got you".
Such was Ricciardo's pace that Mclaren's Stoffel Vandoorne (finished 14th) was waiting to unlap himself in the latter stages. After crashing in FP3 yesterday, Verstappen couldn't participate in qualifying and started the race in the last row.
The 5 + game misconduct for Interference was instituted for the very type of late blindside hit Tom Wilson just delivered. Vegas had outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first period at home during the playoffs, but the Caps got two goals.
The Saudi meteorological authority said on Sunday that winds blew at 60 kilometres per hour, kicking up blinding dust storms. State-run Oman Television showed footage of large areas covered with floods in Dhofar and the nearby Al-Wusta provinces.
Man Utd hoping to sign €20m Dalot from Porto this week
Sky Sports reports that United are in talks for Dalot, a 19-year-old who only made eight senior team appearances this past season. And, with Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind expected to leave the club this summer, he is expected to sign another full-back.
Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii
The new fissure sent more lava into the to evacuated Leilani Estates district in the eastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island. Geological Survey said sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began.
Warriors to play Game 7 without Andre Iguodala
On Monday morning, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala was having a hard time being sidelined deep into the playoffs. Why did they stop attacking the basket after the first half? "I'll be good, though", he said.
Lega Party Calls on Italian President to Elect New Parliament
The prospect of Italy's government going on a spending spree on promised tax cuts and welfare benefits roiled markets last week. Conte gave up on the bid to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella vetoed his choice for economy minister .
What's The Deal With GDPR And Your Online Privacy?
Facebook has been put under increased control over how it uses the data of users after the scandal with Cambridge Analytica . European privacy regulators signalled that they were ready to flex their muscles but were not "sanctioning machines".
Boston Celtics Pride: The growing legend of Jayson Tatum
George Hill added 20 points, while Jeff Green and Larry Nance came off the bench to deliver 14 and 10, respectively. He didn't play at all in the first quarter, as the offense languished and shots repeatedly clanged off the rim.
Tropical depression formation expected Saturday
Some far western N.C. counties along the Georgia border could see as much as 10 inches of rain, NOAA reported Friday. According to the National Hurricane Center , tropical storm watches are now in affect for parts of Mexico and Cuba.