Solo: A Star Wars Story nabs No. 1 at box office with $83.3m, well below expectations for the prequel

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Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest prequel in the hugely popular film franchise, nabbed the No. 1 spot at the local box office but struggled to achieve escape velocity with an estimated $83.3 million take.

It's now predicted to take just $101 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, according to Time.

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Although that sounds like a hefty chunk of change, it falls far below analysts' expectations for the Disney-Lucasfilm blockbuster directed by Ron Howard and starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.

They had suggested Solo would rake in between $130 million to $150 million and possibly set a Memorial Day weekend record.

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That looks unlikely now as the space saga prequel only nabbed $65 million overseas for the regular three-day weekend.

Last weekend's No. 1 film, Deadpool 2 took second spot with a four-day estimate of $53.5 million.

Total - Overseas

That brings its North American total to $207 million plus a stunning $280 million from overseas...
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