Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lucasfilm via CNN

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Solo' skyrockets throughout the galaxy

May 27, 2018 - 10:00 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To no one's surprise, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was out of this world at the nation's multiplexes during Memorial Day weekend.

The sci-fi prequel finished a runaway first at the box office, earning an estimated $83 million on its first weekend of release.

That put it well ahead of the array of holdovers: "Deadpool 2" was second with $43 million, and "Avengers: Infinity War" was third with $16 million.

The fourth and fifth spots belonged to comedies: "Book Club" with $9 million and "Life of the Party" with $5 million. 

Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend but well above those of the counterpart weekend last year.