Solo box office sinks to $29 million in second weekend
Disney and Lucasfilm‘s Solo: A Star Wars Story is cruising at a low altitude now, but has secured the #1 position at the domestic box office once again. Studio estimates have the film’s second weekend gross at $29.3 million, a 65% dip from its first weekend, bringing its domestic total to $148.9 million. For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi both eclipsed $148 million within their second day of release while Rogue One crossed that threshold after just three days. Solo brought in an additional $30.3 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $264.2 million after ten days. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo. Woody Harrelson Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool 2 followed in second place, bringing in $23.3 million in its third weekend; officially passing Logan, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: The Last Stand to become the second highest grossing X-Men movie of all time domestically (behind the first Deadpool by $110 million). Internationally, the sequel brought in an additional $41.6 million, bringing its international total to $344 million and giving it a global total of $598.7. The film is now within $20 million of passing Logan‘s worldwide total but remains well behind the final grosses of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the first Deadpool. The David Leitch-directed film stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Opening in third place is STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s sweeping romantic survival story Adrift. The film brought in $11.5 million, holding strong from Friday to Saturday. The film is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and starsShailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films).
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brought in an additional $10.4 million domestically, bringing its total to $642.9 million. Internationally the film posted another $24.3 million, bringing the film’s global total to $1.96 billion and putting it within striking distance of the elusive $2 billion club (which is currently home to just Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, and Avatar).
Paramount’s comedy Book Club continues to perform well, dipping just 32.5% this weekend and bringing in an additional $6.8 million and bringing its domestic total to $47.3 million. The film stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson with Andy Garcia and Don Johnson. Book Club was written and directed by Bill Holderman.