Box office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' stumbles with $103 Million holiday opening

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Variety.com) - The force was not with "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the box office.

The latest installment struggled over the Memorial Day weekend, securing $103 million in 4,381 North American locations over the four-days, according to Monday estimates. It came in way under projections, opening with $84.7 million over three days, and just $148 million globally.

"Solo" represents the lowest opening for a "Star Wars" film since Disney took over the franchise starting with 2015's "The Force Awakens." As the first film in the sequel trilogy, "The Force Awakens" launched with a massive $248 million three-day total. A year later, "Rogue One" debuted with $155 million, while the most recent installment prior to "Solo" -- "The Last Jedi" -- bowed just five months ago in December 2017 with $220 million.

"Solo" did help land the best domestic Memorial Day weekend since 2014 when "X-Men: Days of Future Past" was the top film. However, it wasn't enough to land the highest Memorial Day opening. That title still belongs to "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," which debuted with $139.8 million in 2007.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Alessandra Ambrosio attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
US actor John Travolta (2ndR), his wife US actress Kelly Preston (L) and their children Ella Bleu Travolta (R) and Benjamin Travolta pose as they arrive on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian model Winnie Harlow poses as she arrives on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Winnie Harlow attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the photocall for the 'Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the photocall for the 'Gotti' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Thandie Newton attends the photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: A Michael Jackson impersonator attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(FromL) Chewbacca, US actor Donald Glover, US actor Alden Ehrenreich, British actress Emilia Clarke, US actor Woody Harrelson, British actress Thandie Newton, Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo, British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge and British actor Paul Bettany pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Michelle Rodriguez and Mohammed al Turki attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 15: Serena Jameka Williams is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 15, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 15: Actress Jane Fonda is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 15, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Spike Lee attends the photocall for the 'BlacKkKlansman' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Izabel Goulart attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Director Ron Howard attends the photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 15: Actress Jennifer Connelly is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 15, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Georgia Fowler attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Emilia Clarke attends the Kering Women In Motion photocall during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Majestic Hotel on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Toni Garrn attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Toni Garrn attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: 50 Cent attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Topher Grace attends 'Blackkklansman' Photocall during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kelly Preston attends the photocall for the 'Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta attends the photocall for the 'Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Emilia Clarke, Chewbacca and Alden Ehrenreich attend the photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta of 'Gotti' and Kelly Preston at the red carpet screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Sara Sampaio is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Lais Ribeiro attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 15: Model Adriana Lima is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 15, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Adam Drive, Spike Lee and John David Washington attend the photocall for the 'BlacKkKlansman' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Jordan Barrett attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 15: Singer Curtis James Jackson III a.k.a. Fifty Cent is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 15, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
US actress Damaris Lewis poses on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'BlacKkKlansman' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Sara Sampaio attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Nabilla Benattia attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
(FromL) US actor Woody Harrelson, US director Ron Howard, British actress Emilia Clarke, US actor Alden Ehrenreich, US actor Donald Glover, Chewbacca, British actor Paul Bettany, British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge and US producer Kathleen Kennedy pose as they arrive on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Liu Wen attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Laurie Cholewa attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Jessica Jung attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Shanina Shaik attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Maria Borges attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Hofit Golan attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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The second standalone "Star Wars" anthology film has received mixed reviews. It currently holds an A- CinemaScore, along with a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Solo" was the only wide release this weekend, meaning the rest of the North American box office consists of a series of holdovers.

"Deadpool 2" slid to No. 2, where it made $55 million from 4,349 screens over four-days. That brings its domestic total up to $219 million.

In third is another heroic blockbuster, "Avengers: Infinity War." The Marvel and Disney title's scored $21.2 million in 3,768 locations. In five weeks, its domestic tally has topped $626 million, while globally it has made $1.9 billion.

"Book Club" landed in fourth during its sophomore outing. Paramount's latest comedy took in $9.5 million for the three days on 2,810 screens. Its domestic total now reads $34.2 million after earning $12.5 million for the four-day weekend.

That leaves Warner Bros.' "Life of the Party" at No. 5, with $6.9 million from 2,937 locations for the four days. Its three-day total was $5 million, while its three-week domestic grosses lands at $40.9 million.

Also in the top 10 is the little documentary that could-- "RBG." The title centered on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made $1.5 million on just 415 screens over the four-day weekend. In four weeks, the Magnolia and Participant Media film has grossed an impressive $6 million.

"Solo" still boosts the domestic box office 23.1% compared to Memorial Day weekend in 2017, according to comScore. Meanwhile, the year-to-date box office is up 7.6%.

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