As OP I'll provide some information on the movie's box office potential: 1. Competitions: A new director was hired last month so I'm not so sure that the movie will be released on the scheduled May 25th (though other blockbusters start production 1 year or less before release date all the time), and I'm quite certain that it won't be moved to Christmas 2018 since Disney already placed Mary Poppins there and it won't move because 4-quadrant musical Mary Poppins need holiday more than Han Solo movie. Technically it can still be released on 12/14 so its 2nd weekend will fall in line with Christmas like TFA and Rogue One, but I think that's a bad idea and will hurt both movies. Since the situation is quite uncertain I'll just assume that Han Solo movie will still be released on May 25th. Competitors are: - 3 weeks prior (5/4): Avengers Infinity War - 2 weeks prior (5/11): Life of the Party (WB PG13 female comedy) - 1 week prior (5/18): LAIKA stop-motion animation - No other releases in the same weekend - 1 week after (6/1): Deadpool 2 (remember that this is R rated), DC Super Hero Girls - 2 weeks after (6/8): Ocean's 8, Transformer Bumblebee - 3 weeks after (6/15): The Incredibles - 4 weeks after (6/22): Jurassic World 2. Double features: The Incredibles on 4th weekend, Ant-Man and the Wasp on 7th weekend. 3. Holidays: Father's Day on 4th weekend, Independence Day on 7th weekend (anything else? I'm not American I don't know). 4. Trivia: - This movie is the first new SW movie not released the week before Christmas so it won't benefit from holidays but will get summer weekdays and good late leg despite being hurt by new big releases early on. - Last weekend of May is the traditional release date of Disney's critic-proof cash grabs (like live-action remakes in March/ April, MCU movies in early May and November, Pixar animations on Father's Day weekend and Pixar/ WAS animation in Thanksgiving). In previous years last weekend of May is the release date of PotC (2017), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), Tomorrowland (2015), and Maleficent (2014). - That being said maybe Disney has decided to ditch those blockbusters with middling reception that may or may not break out, put a SW movie in late May and save Chrismas for live action musical remake/ sequel of Disney classic. Last weekend of May now has Han Solo movie (2018) and SW Episode IX (2019), Christmas has Mary Poppins in 2018 and Untitled Disney Fairy-Tale #2 [Live Action] (TM) in 2019 (assuming release schedule won't be changed). That's it, discuss!