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Ron Howard addresses low performance of 'Solo'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has opened up about the low box office numbers of his latest "Solo: A Story".

The 64-year-old director, who came aboard the project after the exit of and Phil Lord, said he feels "badly" for the people who did not watch the on the big screen.

"I'm proud of 'Solo: A Story' and the cast and crew worked hard to give fans a fun new addition," Howard wrote on

"As a I feel badly when people who I believe (and exit polls show) will very likely enjoy a movie... don't see it on a big screen with great sound," he added.

The "Inferno" was responding to a tweet by a fan who attributed the low numbers to Rian Johnson-directed "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", that had miffed many die-hard franchise fans with its storyline.

The performance of Howard's "Solo" at the box office has been underwhelming ever since its debut and according to many reports, the might also become the lowest grosser in the franchise.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 12:31 IST