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'' Solo ' sputters in departure at box office with $83.3 M.

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Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm/ AP This image launched by Lucasfilm reveals Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in a scene from “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Sunday, Might 27, 2018|9:09 a.m.

New York City– The Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” can be found in well listed below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American ticket office.

Disney estimated Sunday that “Solo” will earn $101 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. Projections last week ran as high as $150 million for the four-day haul.

Overseas ticket sales are even lower. “Solo” grossed $65 million globally in its opening weekend, including a paltry $10.1 million in China.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich in the function made iconic by Harrison Ford, “Solo” was plagued by production difficulties, with Ron Howard replacing directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller midway through shooting. The budget skyrocketed past $250 million.

” Solo” likewise had stiff competitors. In its second week, “Deadpool 2” grossed $42.7 million.