The Han Solo origin story is pacing well behind fellow standalone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), which took in $29 million in Thursday-evening previews on its way to a $71 million Friday and a three-day debut of $155 million.
Solo grossed $14.1 million in Thursday previews for a projected $35.6 million Friday. (Solo does have bragging rights to landing the best preview gross for a Memorial Day release
Deadpool took in $12.1 million and is heading for a second weekend three-day total of about $43 million and a four-day total that could top $54 million.
In third place for the day, Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War took in an additional $4.3 million as its domestic tally climbed to $609.4 million. It currently ranks eighth in terms of all-time domestic grossers, but is likely to surpass Star Wars: The Last Jedi, number seven with $620.2 million, and The Avengers, number six with $623.4 million, during the course of the four-day holiday.