Deadpool 2 And Avengers: Infinity War Might Be The Reasons Behind Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Poor Box Office Start: Disney Executive Says

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There are various suggestions regarding why Solo didn’t live up to the Star Wars standards, but, there is one Disney executive who mentioned the impact of Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 during a talk with The Hollywood Reporter, and suggested that three blockbusters in such a quick succession might have been overwhelming for the audiences.

“There’s a question of frequency, and how many times people will go to the movies. Is this too much and too soon for a third time in a five-week period?” Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis stated.

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However, Hollis is hoping that Solo would recover from its poor start and continue strongly as fans wait for the next big franchise film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,  releasing on June 22. But, the upcoming The Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8 on June 15th might again take away whatever steam Solo might have been left with.

“Let’s measure how we feel about this until more time passes,” Hollis said.

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In fact, even the international box-office returns won’t be sufficient to revive Solo from disappointing,  and Hollis acknowledges that.

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“We have a lot of work to do in trying to understand this,” Hollis says. “We are all over it and will spend a lot of time digging into why things happened the way they did in various markets. We have a year and a half before Episode IX comes out.”

You can watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters now. Star Wars: Episode IX will release on December 20, 2019.

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