Star Wars RUMOR: Disney Expecting Han Solo Movie To Bomb?

Star Wars RUMOR: Disney Expecting Han Solo Movie To Bomb?

With no major film releases on the immediate horizon, it's tough to predict when exactly the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer will be released.

The Hollywood Reporter is noting that their box office insiders are telling them that they expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi to make about $1.6 billion globally by the time it finishes its run at the global box office.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ruled the box office roost for a second-straight weekend, as the $103 million it took in brought its US gross to about $400 million, according to Box Office Pro. That earned US$14 million. Right now, the film is expected to cross the $800 million mark today, which means that it would be more than halfway there.

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So is this confirmation that the Star Wars universe is slowly careening off a cliff?

The eighth instalment of the blockbuster space saga topped the charts in North America for a second week, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, pulling in US$99 million (S$133 million) from Friday through Monday to rack up total earnings of US$395.6 million since it opened last weekend. The film earned approximately $27.5 million on Christmas Day from North American theaters with $14.8 million more hailing from its worldwide release.

"The Force Awakens was an outlier, the likes of which we may never see again, and to compare any movie, even a Star Wars film, to that performance is unfair given the buildup to that film's monumental release". Should it reach that point, then it will be the fifth-highest-grossing movie ever, behind Jurassic World ($1.67 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion), Titanic ($2.19 billion), and Avatar ($2.79 billion). The corridor between Christmas Day and New Year's Day is the most lucrative stretch of the year. Hollywood certainly isn't pleased that revenue for three-day weekend was down 6 percent from previous year.

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