In a interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas let some of his true feelings for Disney slip.
Lucas, who created the “Star Wars” saga, said he was against making the new movie “for the fans” and felt he sold the company he created, Lucasfilm, to “the white slavers,” referring to Disney.
Fans were none too pleased either, with Disney adding Cultural Marxism throughout the storyline, and changing longstanding plot features to fit their diversity agenda.
After each film becoming more and more pleasing to the leftists of the world, the Force is under siege.
Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story struggled in its debut at the Memorial Day box office, where it came in well behind expectations with a three-day debut of $84.8 million and four-day debut of $103 million, according to Monday numbers.
That’s even worse than Friday forecasts.
The news is altogether grim overseas, where Solo rolled out in every major market save Japan. The movie — which made a high-profile stop at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month — is bombing with $68 million, including a dismal $10.1 million launch in China. The global bow is an estimated $171 million; many had thought it would fly to $300 million even though the Star Wars franchise has never been an enormous player internationally.
The Han Solo origin pic paced well behind fellow standalone movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), which opened to $155 million in North America. Solo blasts off a mere five months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, raising the possibility of fatigue. The movie’s performance is sure to prompt Lucasfilm and Disney to reevaluate their strategy for the marquee franchise.
“We are all over it, and will spend a lot of time digging into why things happened the way they did. We have a year and a half before Episode IX comes out,” says Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis. “We’ve had so much success. The previous three Star Wars films did $4 billion worth of of buisness at the box office, so it doesn’t feel like saturation is necessarily an issue, but we are still answering all of the questions.
Solo, directed by Ron Howard and costing north of $250 million to produce, is the first of the four titles in the revitalized series to brave the competitive summer box office, versus bowing in mid-December. The last three movies faced no immediate competition on their opening weekends, while Solo goes up against Deadpool 2, which launched a week ago and took in $57 million in its sophomore outing.
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May 28th, 2018