'Solo' tumbles to a $29 million second weekend


Solo: A Star Wars Story took a steep tumble over its second weekend, dropping from a $84.4 million debut to $29.2 million, for a domestic total just shy of $150 million. Internationally, the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise had brought in $115.3 million, for a worldwide gross of $264.2 million.

Deadpool 2 (weekend gross $23.3 million, total gross $254.6 million) remained in the number two spot in its second weekend, followed by new release Adrift, coming in short of expectations with $11.4 million. Holdovers Avengers: Infinity War (weekend gross $10.3 million, total gross $642.8 million) and Book Club (weekend gross $6.8 million, total gross $47.3 million) made up the remainder of the top five.

The weekend’s big success was BH Tilt’s low-budget action thriller Upgrade, which fell just outside the top five with $4.4 million on under 1,500 screens. Fellow new release Action Point, opening on over 2,000 screens, underperformed to the tune of $2.3 million.

The weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to writer/director Bart Layton’s American Animals, debuting on four screens to $140,629. Also out in limited release were A Kid Like Jake and Breath, earning $9,063 and $5,700, respectively, on a single screen each.