Box Office: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout

Box Office: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout

Box Office: ‘Solo’ Fades, off 65% in 2nd Frame on Star Wars Burnout

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Solo: A Star Wars Story, in its 2nd frame, continued to fade. The space adventure from Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm took in $29.3-M in North America, down 65% from the $84.7-M in claimed in its 1st outing. The film’s domestic box office stands at $148.9-M.

The new offering well below the $286-M that 2016’s Rogue One, the previous stand-alone Star Wars movie, took in by the end of its 2nd weekend. Rogue One earned $64-M domestically in its 2nd frame after falling 59% from its open.Internationally, Solo picked up $30.3-M for the 3 days, for an overall global weekend of nearly $60-M that brings its worldwide to date box office to $264.2-M.

Fox’s Deadpool 2 was the weekend’s # 2 attraction at the North American box office as the superhero story took in an additional $23.3-M to bring its domestic tally to $254.7-M, abroad it grossed $41.6-M to top the international box office for the weekend.

STX Entertainment and Lakeshore’s lost-at-sea adventure Adrift with the PG-13 opening to $11.2-M from 3,015 theaters for a 3rd-place showing, the film earned a B CinemaScore.

Upgrade, the latest genre offering from Blumhouse’s BH Tilt, along with Goalpost Pictures and Automatic Entertainment, placed 6th with $4.5-M from 1,457 locations. The R-rated action thriller, aimed at younger men, concerns a technophobe, paralyzed in a freak accident, who is “upgraded” with an experimental chip. It is the 2nd-highest opening for a BH Tilt title, following The Darkness, which opened to $4.9-M in Y 2016.

Paramount’s, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) R-rated Action Point, a raucous comedy failed to amuse many moviegoers taking just $2.3-M from 2,032 locations, and a C+ Cinemascore.

Avengers: Infinity War ranked 4th domestically with $10.4-M, as it collected $24.3-M internationally. The film has reached a worldwide total of $1.965-B as it taps at the $2-B mark. Infinity War now stands as the #4 global release of all time and is the highest-grossing Marvel and superhero movie ever.

In the 5th spot domestically, Paramount’s Book Club hung in as it picked up another $6.8-M for a new domestic box office take of $47.3-M.In 10th place, Overboard garnered another $2-M, bringing the domestic take to $45.5-M for the feature from MGM and Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films, its Latino label. In the process, the comedy became Pantelion’s Top-grossing film, surpassing the $44.5-M grossed by 2013’s Instructions Not Included.

On the specialty front

Bart Layton’s R-rated heist movie American Animals was released on 4 screens in New York and Los Angeles by The Orchard in partnership with MoviePass Ventures and took in $140,633 for a promising per-screen average of $35,158.

FilmRise opened Simon Baker’s surfer drama Breath on one screen, where it posted $5,700.

And A24 saw Paul Schrader’s First Reformed cross the $1-M mark as, in its 3rd week of release, it expanded in 91 theaters, where the well-reviewed religious drama grossed $455,435 at the weekend.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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