Ron Howard Is Still Looking on the Bright Side Despite a Lackluster Solo Box Office

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Ron Howard. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

There is still a disturbance in the force. Over the weekend, Deadline reported Solo: A Star Wars Story is falling short of its $130 million projection, finally breaking the $100 million mark on the fourth day since its May 24 release. But that isn’t keeping Ron Howard down. In acknowledgment of the not-so-great box office, the Solo director found his silver lining. “Didn’t meet projections but amounts to a new personal best,” he wrote in response to a fan tweet.

Now that’s exactly the level of optimism we’d expect from one of our beloved boyfriends.

Ron Howard Is Optimistic Despite a Lackluster Solo Opening