Disney is set to lose up to $80 million on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s latest episode in the Star Wars universe is set to lose at least $50 million. The exact amount that Disney is set to lose is unknown so early in the film’s release, but speculation is that the loss should be between $50 and $80 million.
Currently, Solo’s 10-day domestic total is at a measly $149 million, roughly HALF of what Rogue One made in its first 10 days. Solo has a current global total of $264 million; a total that is not expected to reach $400 million when the film finally leaves theaters.
The production budget of Solo is speculated to be between $250 and $300 million, which doesn’t account for advertising costs that could inflate that total up to $500 million.
If we compare the expected revenue of Solo with all of the Star Wars movies made to date, Solo would come in dead last, $75 million behind Return of the Jedi (using unadjusted numbers).
What will this mean for the Star Wars anthology films moving forward? Only time will tell.