For a mere mortal movie, that would be just fine, but it's a pallid addition to the "Star Wars" universe, which has shattered box-office records and routinely amassed huge returns.
Disney has taken it's first Star Wars loss thanks to spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story's disappointing box office performance. Wookies are only ever usually seen as honorable and loyal in the Star Wars universe, from defending Yoda and the Jedi during Palpatine's lethal Order 66 to Chewbacca's unquestionable loyalty to Han Solo through dire and unsafe circumstances.
Domestically, Solo earned $29 million - the lowest second weekend for any Star Wars movie since the days of the Original Trilogy.
This quarter, weak box office numbers for "Solo" will be offset by the success of "Avengers: Infinity War", which has grossed more than $1.96 billion to date. And the total worldwide total for Infinity War is now $1.965 billion! With a 65 percent decline from its $84 million three-day launch, "Solo's" second weekend fell short of its predecessors.
While a lot of fans didn't like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it's argued the same applied to the George Lucas prequels, but that didn't stop Star Wars fans from continuing to see the films. "Solo" made $60 million this weekend, including $30.3 million overseas.
Sea-faring romantic drama Adrift, starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, edged out Avengers: Infinity War for third place.
In third spot was a new release, Adrift from STX Films, at US$11.5 million.
Nevertheless, Solo is expected to finish its theatrical run at $400 million globally. Overseas, Infinity War brought in $24 million, bring it's worldwide total to $1.322 billion. From directors Lord and Miller being swapped with Ron Howard, to Michael K. Williams' big bad being replaced by Paul Bettany to the titular hero himself being made less Ace Ventura-esque, a lot of alterations were made behind the scenes on Solo's path to the big screen. Paramount Pictures' comedy starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen has made $47 million at the North American box office.
Rounding out the top 10 were: Upgrade (US$4.5 million); Life of the Party (US$3.5 million); Breaking In (US$2.8 million); Action Point (US$2.3 million) and Overboard (US$2 million). Unfortunately for Disney and Lucasfilm, good word of mouth did not help the movie at the box office.