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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls 65 percent in second weekend

LOS ANGELES

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.

“Solo” has now earned $148.9 million domestically, which is still shy of “Rogue One’s” December 2016 opening weekend of $155.1 million and more than $135 million short of where “Rogue One” was in its second weekend.

The 65 percent drop off is one of the highest in recent “Star Wars” history, although it is less steep than the second week fall of the franchise’s last film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which slid 67.5 percent in weekend two this past December – but, that also was after a $220 million debut.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic figures will be released today.

1.“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” $29.3 million ($30.3 million international).

2.“Deadpool 2,” $23.3 million ($41.6 million international).

3.“Adrift,” $11.5 million.

4.“Avengers: Infinity War,” $10.4 million ($24.3 million international).

5.“Book Club,” $6.8 million ($1.1 million international).

6. “Upgrade,” $4.5 million.

7.“Life of the Party,” $3.5 million.

8.“Breaking In,” $2.8 million ($300,000 international).

9.“Action Point,” $2.3 million.

10.“Overboard,” $2 million ($1.5 million international).

Associated Press

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