'Solo' sputters in takeoff at box office with US$83.3M

Writer Jon Kasdan breaks down and explains that amazing and unexpected cameo in Solo

Furthermore, in an excellent preservation of continuity, the evil Zabrak is still voiced by Sam Witwer, who gave Park's character new life in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

This weekend might be all about Han, with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but fans of the film are already demanding to get more of the titular scoundrel's frenemy Lando Calrissian. "Solo" grossed $65 million internationally in its opening weekend, including a paltry $10.1 million in China.

Contrary to most event pictures, Star Wars movies are not driven by offshore turnstiles. Initial projections on Tuesday had the film bringing in $130 million to $150 million in North America.

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Shortly after, both clubs, City and United talked with Shakhtar and with my agents about a possible transfer. It will not affect me (at the World Cup) because the situation started months ago.

Though he's only seen briefly in the movie, one wonders how exactly Maul will come into play in the future.

The dire numbers will definitely result in some soul searching at the studio, said Disney's worldwide distribution chief Dave Hollis. This means that Solo will also not likely surpass the opening weekends of the previous three Star Wars movies. John Boyega confirms his character Finn and Daisy Ridley's lead character Rey will be reunited in the film, but J.J.Abrams' script - aside from being under serious lock and key - has to be adapted to fit the direction Rian Johnson took the franchise in The Last Jedi. "I'm not sure it's so much that people aren't excited for additional stories", he explained, noting that the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to churn out new adventures that do huge business at the box office.

So what happened? For "Solo", it could be a mixture of things from brand fatigue (the last "Star Wars" film was just in theaters five months ago) to the film facing more competition in the summer season.

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