“Solo” On Course For $170M+ Opening

Early tracking figures are in for Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” with the Memorial Day release looking set for a Friday through Monday holiday haul of $170+ million at the domestic box office.

The film is tracking notably higher than “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the same point in its release with “Solo” boasting an unaided awareness score of 28 to Rogue One’s 23. These are still early figures though with that number potentially set to go up or down in coming weeks.

If it holds true it would be the Memorial Day release to date, taking over previous record holders “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” ($139.8M) and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” ($126.9M).

The announcement comes as the film has officially been rated PG-13. Additionally, the film’s director Ron Howard has provided his signature “Arrested Development” voiceover for fun online video narrating the “Star Wars” saga like an episode of that comedy series.

Source: Deadline