Never tell “” the odds!
“” started its box office domination in February, breaking , including topping “Captain America: Civil War” for superhero pre-sales. Now “ ” has that .
But here comes “,” the second standalone in the Star Wars film galaxy after “Rogue One,” and it is now stealing headlines.
According to Fandango, “Solo” tickets, and the first 24 hour count doubled that of “Black Panther” for the same time period. That said, “Solo” didn’t quite beat “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is still has the record for fastest-selling advance tickets.
It may not be surprising to hear that tickets for a “Star Wars” movie are flying off the digital shelves, but “Solo” isn’t part of the Saga and … it’s been a troubled child, hasn’t it. After the director firings late in production,, and tepid reaction to the first trailer, it looked like “Star Wars” might have a miss with Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo.
Butseemed to win some fans over, and clearly if early ticket sales are hot, there’s still a lot of superfan interest.
So far,“Solo” will open to $160-$170 million Friday to Monday in its Memorial Day Weekend debut. Not quite — or — but
“Solo” opens in theaters on Friday, May 25.
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