What did people see?
As expected, Solo: A Star Wars Story topped the weekend with 29.4 million dollars. This drop of 65.2% from its opening weekend confirms what was already suspected, the movie will almost certainly fail to make back its budget, and will thus lose Disney money. Elsewhere at the Mouse House, Black Panther crossed 699 million domestic, and might just cross over the 700 mark in the coming weeks, becoming only the third movie to do so, while Avengers: Infinity War stands at 1.966 billion dollars worldwide, and will almost certainly become the fourth movie to cross 2 billion this coming weekend.
Among new releases, only the Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley survival romance Adrift fared well with 11.6 million. The sci-fi action thriller Upgrade made 4.67 million, which is respectable given its low budget. Action Point, on the other hand, bombed with 2.39 million dollars only.
What did people like?
Critics trashed Action Point, with only 19% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metascore of 38. Audiences agreed, giving it a miserable C+ CinemaScore.
Adrift received a more mixed response. Critics were slightly positive about it, with a Metascore of 56 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69% accompanied by the consensus: Adrift sails smoothly between love story and survival drama, thanks in large part to a gripping central performance from Shailene Woodley. The B CinemaScore reflects a somewhat less positive audience response.
The Leigh Whannell-directed sci-fi thriller Upgrade was received much more positively, as indicated by a Metascore of 65 and 86% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads: Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade‘s old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost — one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.