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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Endures Big Second Weekend Decline, Still Tops US Box Office

“Solo” won a quiet weekend at the US box office.

Solo: A Star Wars Story | Lucasfilm/Disney

Last weekend’s US box office story involved “Solo: A Star Wars Story” claiming first place but coming well short of expectations.

This weekend’s story involves “Solo” claiming first place but enduring a major week-to-week decline.

Per studio estimates, “Solo” will close the weekend with $29.3 million in receipts. While enough for #1 on the chart, the tally trails last week’s mark by a whopping 65%. Considering it did not start as well as expected, a second weekend drop of that magnitude is definitely disappointing.

By the end of its second weekend, “Solo” will boast a cumulative US total of $148.9 million. Analysts initially believed it could hit that mark prior to the start of weekend #2.

Still, a victory is a victory.

“Deadpool 2” takes second place with $23.3 million (cume now $254.7 million), while the new “Adrift” earns third with $11.5 million.

“Avengers: Infinity War” (#4, $10.4 million / cume now $642.9 million) and “Book Club” (#5, $6.8 million / cume now $47.3 million) complete the Top 5.

— New releases “Upgrade” and “Action Point” start at #6 and #9, respectively. The former earned $4.5 million from just under 1500 screens, while the latter grossed $2.3 million from a little over 2000 locations.

Written by Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Contact Ben at ben.johnson[at]headlineplanet.com.

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