‘Solo’ Passes ‘Avengers’ Box Office Opening in 10 Days8 months ago by Kristin Paradisis in Movie News, FILMS
Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s box office total worldwide has just exceeded Avengers: Infinity War‘s domestic opening weekend total. This news comes just 10 days after Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s release. The latest film from Disney and Lucasfilm’s collaborative work on reviving the Star Wars franchise was afflicted by controversial scenes, production problems, and hazy marketing. The film is currently the least commercially successful film in the entire Star Wars franchise.
Even with controversy amongst fans surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the film still grossed $1.3 billion worldwide. 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was the first standalone Star Wars film, also grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, Solo: A Star Wars Story is not going to come anywhere close to the two most recent Star Wars films in terms of box office performance. In comparison to Avengers: Infinity War, the movie is performing at a very slow pace, not only domestically, but worldwide.
Having had a $250 million production budget, Solo: A Star Wars Story’s disappointment at the worldwide box office provides that even a Star Wars film could fail to produce a profit or a loss. Infinity War‘s production budget of over $300 million still made way for profit with the film crossing the $2 billion threshold worldwide.
While many may feel that the comparison is unfair, Infinity War will be the film that every major release of 2018 will be ‘measured up’ next to. While we do not know for sure what Disney and Lucasfilm plan to do from here, it is not likely that such a famous franchise will take any steps further backward. However, the team’s future decisions should certainly be made keeping in mind that Star Wars: Episode IX should be a huge box office hit.