Storm Troopers, Ewoks and Jawas paced around the gates of Avista Stadium on Friday, each happily taking selfies with the throngs of Spokane Indians fans enjoying the club’s popular Star Wars Night.
In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters.
At last, however, “Solo” had its world premiere Thursday, and though reviews are embargoed till next Tuesday, nothing can stop the first buzz from critics and lucky fans (the latter, it always bears remembering, tend to hyperventilate a bit more given their good early-viewing fortune).
A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all-time.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ directed by Ron Howard, opens nationwide May 25. But ‘Solo’ breakfast and lunch items are on sale at Denny’s now through June 26.
Morihiko Nakahara will conduct the symphony through pieces by John Williams, Gustav Holst and Michael Giacchino.
Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature.
Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third place.
It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of “Star Wars” legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker’s aunt is alive and living well in Klamath Falls.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to add another nearly $69 million to its coffers over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.