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Solo: A Star Wars Story Director Responds To Film’s Lackluster Box Office Performance

Han-Solo and Chewbacca in Solo A Star Wars Story/ Disney & Lucasfilm

Solo: A Star Wars Story Director Responds To Film’s Lackluster Box Office Performance

While it was expected that Solo: A Star Wars Story could easily cross $130 million opening weekend projection, the same did not happen.  The film crossed the $100 million mark on the fourth day of release. Audiences and critics’ positive reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story was not enough to woo moviegoers to watch the film.

Despite the film’s lackluster performance, director Ron Howard is still pretty optimistic about his directorial work. He recently took to Twitter to address Solo: A Star Wars Story’s disappointing box office performance.

In his tweet, Howard admitted that the film didn’t meet projections, but he called the film as his new personal best. The Solo: A Star Wars Story director also called out fans to watch the movie themselves on the big screen rather than just reading others’ reviews about the film.

You can check out Ron’s Twitter post below.

The recently released film grossed a total of $83 million on the domestic box office, which is the weakest opening for any Star Wars film. However, Solo: A Star Wars Story has earned the highest opening for Howard, beating the record of 2006’s The Da Vinci Code, which opened to $77 million domestic.

The Han Solo origin film was initially directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The director duo stepped down from the director’s chair due to some creative differences. Howard then came to the rescue and reshot almost around 70 percent of Lord and Miller’s footage. It was due to the massive reshoots that Solo: A Star Wars Story turned out to be the most expensive Star Wars film ever made with a total cost of over $260 million.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, which features Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra, and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian, is currently playing in theatres.

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