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As 'Solo' sputters, some are nervous about Disney's 'Star Wars' future

Until "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Walt Disney Co.'s efforts to continue the long-running space opera series were virtually unassailable. Disney's first three "Star Wars" movies, starting in 2015 with "The Force Awakens," paid off handsomely for the entertainment giant and its chairman and chief executive, Bob Iger.

But with "Solo," the seemingly invincible saga has delivered a box-office dud.

The prequel, about the adventures of a young Han Solo, has grossed about $264 million worldwide, including $149 million in the United States and Canada, since its May 25 debut, significantly lagging behind the previous movies.

The film, which cost an estimated $250 million to produce, may result in

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