'Solo' Had a Really Bad Weekend at the Box Office

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is hanging on to the number one box-office spot with just $29.3m.

The subplot to that, and it's an odd one, comes from "Star Wars" fans who see "Solo's" underwhelming results as vindication - a blow against the Disney empire, and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy.

The falloff in "Solo" tickets sales was expected by analysts, as many Memorial Day releases like "Pirates of the Caribbean" saw more than 60 percent drops in the second weekend.

Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for comScore, thinks that all the media attention given to "Solo's" less-than-impressive opening weekend numbers could have actually negatively affected its second weekend earnings.

Whether any of this would've made the film better than what we ultimately got, we'll never know, but it's always fun to take a look at what could've been and after checking out the gallery up above, be sure to share your thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story with us in the comments section. The first "Star Wars" anthology film, "Rogue One", made $64 million in its second weekend in 2016, while 2017's "The Last Jedi" earned $71 million in its sophomore weekend. Worldwide, the movie has made $264 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

It turns out Solo has run into even more speedbumps at the global box office, losing its No. 1 crown to Deadpool 2 in it second weekend, according to Variety. With a domestic total of $254.7 million and a crowded marketplace with both "Solo" and "Avengers: Infinity War" surrounding it, "Deadpool 2" is still only about $30 million behind where the first film was in its third weekend.

In third spot was a new release, "Adrift" from STX Films, at $11.6 million.

R-rated "Upgrade", which scored nearly universal positive reviews, collected $4.46 million, beating a forecast of $2.8 million by Box Office Pro.

The film, starring Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson, has now taken in US$643 million domestically and a resounding US$1.96 billion worldwide, making it the fourth biggest global release of all time.

In the report, Creutz said that the biggest problem Solo faced was a poor marketing campaign.

Thanks to the movie's exploded budget due to the director change and reshoots the quickly dwindling box office is going to make this a massive flop for Disney instead of just a disappointing return.

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