Disney's China puzzle unsolved as another 'Star Wars' film flops

China, on track to overtake the US in movie ticket sales by 2020, is an important market for Hollywood films

Solo: A Star Wars Story
A still from Solo: A Star Wars Story

Walt Disney’s Shanghai theme park draws millions and some of its films have topped box office sales in China. Yet one of its most lucrative franchises is still a flop in the world’s second-biggest cinema market. Solo: A Star Wars Story opened in China over the weekend with about $10.1 million in box office sales, behind two films that weren’t even premiering, according to Disney and Box Office Mojo. Romantic comedy How Long Will I Love You topped the chart after drawing $37 million for its debut weekend. The superhero hit from Disney’s Marvel: Avengers: Infinity ...