BOX OFFICE: “Solo” “underwhelms” with a $114 million Memorial Day opening, “Deadpool 2” falls off a cliff

box2.jpgDisney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” jump started its “weekend” box office count with Thursday night showings, as is now custom.

It has a holiday weekend all to itself as a new release, meaning Monday/Memorial Day, will be huge as well.

But it’s not setting any records, and that in itself is news. Reviews are middling. The “Star Wars” saturation point appears to have been reached, as the troubled production, following the Christmas “Star Wars” movie, is managing about 92 million over 3.5 days, $114 over 4.5.

Disney and Fox, about to merge, would own 83% of the holiday box office had the merger already taken place, notes Because “Deadpool 2,” despite a STEEP 67% plunge on its second weekend, will clear $50 over four days.

What do we call a movie that loses over 65% of its opening weekend audience the second weekend? You remember. A TPPP — “A Tyler Perry Picture Plummet.”

Disney’s  “Avengers” is still making “Infinity” bucks, another $19-20 million this weekend. 

“RBG,” the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, is hanging in the top ten. It and “A Quiet Place” have one last weekend in the top ten before June films start muscling them aside.

“Quiet Place” is over $180 million, which suggests the Blunt/Krasinski brood don’t ave to worry about Ivy League college cash. Ever.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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