The second Star Wars spinoff feature under Disney after Rogue One hit tracking today, with analysts predicting on the high-end a $170M four-day start over Memorial Day. Even if the Ron Howard-directed title comes in $40M lower, it will still be one of the top Memorial Day domestic launches of all-time (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End owns the Memorial Day opening record at $139.8M).
Similar to Rogue One, tickets for Solo are going on sale three weeks prior to its opening, which is Friday, May 25. Tickets for The Force Awakens went on sale two months prior to opening, while tickets for The Last Jedi became available 67 days prior to its opening. Force Awakens is Fandango’s top ticket seller of all-time, followed by Last Jedi with Rogue One in the top five. Avengers: Infinity War recently topped Black Panther as the top Fandango superhero advance ticket seller.
In a recent Fandango survey of 1,000 participants: 91% have seen all of the Star Wars pics starring Han Solo, 85% say that Solo is one of their favorite characters from the franchise, and 73% are excited to see Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Fandango is giving out complimentary posters (right) with purchase. There’s also limited edition Fandango gift cards.