Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story has flown its way to a Memorial Weekend record.
The latest film in the long running franchise netted $14.1-Million in Thursday night preview screenings across North America last night. It is expected to finish off the long weekend somewhere in the ballpark of $130-$150-Million.
The preview number exceeds the previous $13.2-Million record held by Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End in 2007, but is slightly behind the $14.5-Million of Thor: Ragnarok.
The film follows a young Han Solo through a series of dangerous escapades within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld. Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke also star.
This is the second Star Wars spinoff to be released since Disney purchased Lucasfilm a few years back. The first one, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, bowed to $155-Million in 2016.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Jon Favreau, and Paul Bethany, Solo: A Star Wars Story is playing in theatres now!
Will you be seeing it this weekend?
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