By Creative Media TimesDisney has another boxoffice phenomenon on the horizon as its “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is pacing ahead of Black Panther in advance ticket sales, according to Fandango. The film’s tickets went on sale May 4th.
This would put “Solo” among 2018’s best first days of presales, and second to “Avengers: Infinity War.” Current projections puts the film’s four-day Memorial Day holiday in the $170 million range.
If these estimates hold, it would put the Disney and Lucasfilm Star Wars spin-off ahead of the current record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which opened to $139.8M during Memorial Day weekend in 2007.
According to the press release, fans who buys a ticket or more from Fandango will receive a poster of the movie while supply lasts. To see the promo, please go to fandangofanshop.com.
Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character and focuses on his adventures. Alden Ehrenreich is playing the younger version of the title character, while also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is slated for release on May 25, 2018. The spin-off is set to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2018, ten full days before its official release in the United States on May 25, 2018.