The Wall Street Journal: ‘Solo’ looks like a box-office flop, with steep drop in second weekend

LOS ANGELES — “Solo” is crashing at light speed.

Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, -0.11% hope that the latest “Star Wars” installment would attract audiences after its disappointing opening proved unfounded, as the movie made a lackluster $29.3 million in the U.S. and Canada during its second weekend in theaters.

That’s a steep 65% drop from its Memorial Day weekend debut, bringing the movie’s domestic gross to an estimated $148.9 million. Overseas returns aren’t much better: “Solo” has made a weak $115.3 million in international markets. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which cost more than $250 million to produce, will likely finish its domestic run below $200 million — a once unfathomable performance for the “Star Wars” spinoff about beloved character Han Solo that could signal wavering support among fans for how Disney is treating the storied franchise.

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