I wasn't trying to make any serious analysis - I didn't know people actually gauged film responses in this way (as a whole the film industry, at least in the Anglosphere, seems overly inflated in terms of monetary values anyway). Unlike a lot of 'Internet randoms', I generally don't go around venting my frustrations with the belief that my 2c would actually change anything in the big picture - I think you know me well enough for that. Was simply responding from my perspective of feeling less disappointed with IX than VIII.
But while you're explaining all that, why did Disney's strategy on Star Wars feature film releases seem to change substantially if the lower revenues were expected to begin with? I was under the impression that Disney was disappointed with how Solo performed (maybe because of the voices of those 'Internet randoms' you refer to) and adjusted their strategy accordingly.