By Sandra Rose  | 

Disney Studios and Lucasfilms spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is expected to underperform at the box office during the Memorial Day weekend. According to, 'Solo' is tracking for a $130 million to $150 million opening at the box office.

$130 million is the low end of box office expectations. While that figure would be great for a first-run studio production, it is low by Star Wars standards.

'Solo', which explains Han Solo's origins, will need to gross at least $155.1 million to avoid becoming the lowest ever opening for a Stars Wars movie.

The Force Awakens debuted to a then-record $248 million in 2015, followed by $220 million for Last Jedi, a follow-up to Force Awakens.

Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Thandie Newton.

Solo: A Star Wars Story was directed by Ron Howard.

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images

  • Dun Dilly

    LISTEN, no one is checking for no damn whack azz Star Wars w corny azz DG playing young Billy DEE's "LANDO"... this is a BLACK PANTHER YEAR! So fk OFF!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I like how you said that with your chest.?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The chick that plays Daenerys is a curse to any movie she is in...I love her in GOT but her acting range is...Dreadful (In my Dwight voice)...

  • ShelbyMoore

    Do you know if Khlobacca will be in this new movie? Asking for Tristan...

  • Wreckognize Game

    Real tears?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Let 'em know how it's done!!!

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Quitedeliteful

    Really? I've never seen her in anything but GOT...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Terminator Genisys, Me Before You, Voice from the Stone... for some reason she doesn't resonate with her audience...

  • SpiceGirl

    dead! lmmfao.........

  • Readytochokemothernatureout


  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I never saw one. I hoped for Donald it did well....

  • Logan Roberts


  • WutizstillHERE!

    Sometimes a franchise run its course...Not everybody's into it anymore...

  • Kita Williams

    i'm just waiting on him for simba in the lion king live action

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I'll wait for it to come out on tv

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker


  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I'm excited for that too.

  • Kanyade

    I'm going tomorrow night. Don't care how much money it makes, I care whether or not it will be me.

  • Eurofuhrer

    Star Wars is dead.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Never seen anything from the Star Wars series either. You are not alone.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol we are here

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    It's Star Wars OVERSATURATION!

  • mzMelanin

    Right! Every time I see her in something else I find myself saying they could've picked anyone for that role.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    @wutiz is right. There is so much Star Wars merchandise in the Dollar Stores and thrift stores, selling really cheap. Disney made a calculated risk buying the franchise from Lucas, and they are running it in the ground. There's even a Star Wars TV show coming -- ENOUGH!

  • Rhondalousey

    WHAT? Why?

  • Rhondalousey


  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Just not my cup of tea. Lol

  • Thanos of Titans

    Should have made a movie about Yoda and Darth Vader. Ain't no body trying to see a whole movie about Solo. His shining moments are as a supporting character.

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  • NeverSurprised

    "Solo’, which explains Han Solo’s origins, will need to gross at least $155.1 million to avoid becoming the lowest ever opening for a Stars Wars movie."

    It needs to earn a hell of a lot more than that. They fired the original directing team and hired Ron Howard halfway through filming. Ron had to re-shoot almost all of the footage, pushing the budget up past $250mil., most expensive in the franchise.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    They are releasing too many dang films within a short period of time. UGH. They just released one 6 months ago and then another a year before that. UGH. They should have just had the first 3 and that was it. GEESH

  • freelancepimp .

    Who didn't see the coming. Making Lando a Pansexual!!! Also people were so disappointed in the Last Jedi the outrage had to carry over. Just like, I am sure, some of the Black Panthers great numbers carried over to Infiniti War. *No I do not feel like getting into fanboy argument*

  • freelancepimp .

    And sometimes they just ruin it.

  • TrollingStoned

    I mean they’re releasing them almost every week it seems like lol eventually people are going to get sick of it.

  • chris

    No one asked for this movie and the actors cannot live up to the originals.