It looks like Disney has another massive hit on its hands. On the heels of the records-shattering release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is already breaking records of its own.
According to a report by Deadline, the Han Solo spin-off movie’s advance tickets sales have already blasted past the 24-hour sales of Marvel’s Black Panther. It now sits only behind Infinity War, which still holds the #1 spot of Fandango’s 24-hour advance ticket sales record.
The arrival of the Star Wars fan-celebration “May The 4th Be With You” came with an unexpected surprise for fans of the franchise, by revealing that tickets to the highly-anticipated Solo were finally on sale, three weeks before the film’s release.
Solo, which hits theaters on the Memorial Day weekend, is already expected to make an estimated $170 million over the four-day holiday, although those numbers could be adjusted following the surprise record number of advance tickets sales. By all accounts, it appears as if Disney and Lucasfilm’s next cinematic entry in a galaxy far, far away is going to be another smash hit.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.
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