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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" tops North American box office for second weekend

2018/6/5 9:56:14   source:Xinhua

Disney and Lucasfilms's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" continued to lead North American weekend box office with an estimated 29.3 million U.S. dollars for a second weekend in a row.

The latest "Star Wars" film has earned 148.9 million dollars in North American theatres through Sunday. It also took in 30.3 million dollars internationally this weekend, pushing its global cume to 264.2 million dollars, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

Alought the film topped North American weekend box office with a 83.3 million U.S. dollars three-day debut last weekend, it's the smallest opening for a "Star Wars" film since 2002.

Based on the "Star Wars" legendary character Han Solo, the "Star Wars" prequel is the second of the "Star Wars" anthology films following "Rogue One." Directed by Ron Howard, the films stars Alden Ehrenrich as Han Solo and tells the origin story of how this iconic character and also how he met Lando Calrissian and co-pilot Chewbacca.

20th Century Fox's superhero film "Deadpool 2" landed in second place with an estimated 23.32 million dollars in its third weekend. The film has brought in 254.6 million dollars through Sunday in North American theatres. It's the sequel to the 2016 film "Deadpool" based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

Directed by David Leitch and starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role, the film follows the story of Deadpool who forms the team X-Force to protect a young mutant from the time-traveling soldier Cable.

STX's romantic drama "Adrift" opened in third with an estimated 11.51 million dollars. Based on a true story and set in 1983, the film is directed by Baltasar Kormakur and stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a young couple that gets stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during a hurricane and must find their way to Hawaii with no communication or navigation tools.

In fourth place, Disney and Marvel's superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" earned an estimated 10.37 million dollars in its sixth weekend in North America, pushing its North American cume to 642.9 million dollars and global cume to 1,964.9 million dollars through Sunday.

Paramount's romantic comedy "Book Club" finished fifth with an estimated 6.8 million dollars in its third weekend for a North American cume of 47.31 million dollars through Sunday. The film tells the story of four lifelong friends whose lives are turned upside down after reading "50 Shades of Grey."

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