It seems that box office records, including biggest opening weekend and biggest seasonal opening, are tossed around between multiple franchises. It’s inevitable that one film will claim the title of “biggest,” only to be beaten out by another.
Marvel Studios has gotten through the first half of 2018 on a high note, with Black Panther being a worldwide phenomenon, followed by Avengers: Infinity War, which quickly stole the title for “biggest opening weekend” of all time. Both films remain ceaselessly successful, but as time passes, new contenders will arrive in theaters.
This month brings one such film as Solo: A Star Wars Story approaches release. The Star Wars franchise has the “May the 4th Be With You” day for fans to celebrate all of the prior films and get excited for the films to come. This year, Disney studios used the date to tell fans that tickets had begun to go on sale for the latest origin film from a galaxy far, far away.
The piggy-backing of presale tickets with the “May the 4th” day seems to have had just the effect that the studio was hoping for because the presale numbers have flown higher than the Millenium Falcon. Okay, that pun may be cheap, but the ticket sales already amount to a pretty penny.
The Han Solo and Lando Calrissian origin film is expected to pull in over $170 million over the four-day holiday, and this number is quickly growing. The film releasing over Memorial Day weekend will surely make it a contender for the “Biggest Holiday Opening” record, and more. Although Black Panther’s numbers were nothing to sneeze at; the MCU film snagged $165 in pre-sale tickets, just getting beat out by Solo!
Looks like we will have to wait until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters on May 25th to see what the numbers will add up to when all is said and done. In the meantime, here’s the final trailer for the film…