Star Wars: The Last Jedi has bombed in China. The Jews are struggling to explain away this box office disaster by coming up with all sorts of ridiculous excuses.
So it’s official. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been a massive box office bomb in China. It is expected to do even worse than Rogue One.
After a very mediocre opening week, box office sales plunged over 90 percent in its second week. Sales have been so bad that the movie is already getting pulled from theaters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi suffered one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office has ever seen. The film’s debut of $28.7 million was already viewed as disappointing, but its 92 percent plummet to just $2.4 million in weekend two was arguably alarming.
“The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here,” Jimmy Wu, chairman of nationwide Chinese cinema chain Lumiere Pavilions, told The Hollywood Reporter by phone from Yancheng, a mid-sized city representative of the sorts of towns where the bulk of China’s box-office growth is now generated. “It’s performed much worse than we could have expected.”
The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole — North America’s biggest movie of 2017, with a domestic total of $591 million and counting and a massive worldwide total of $1.27 billion — may now finish in China with less than $50 million, which would place it way down the list at around 50th place last year’s rankings, behind disappointments like Valerian ($62 million) and Geostorm ($65.6 million).
The problem for Disney isn’t just that its most valuable film franchise is doing poorly in the world’s second-largest film market — it’s that the situation appears to be worsening with each release. The Force Awakens totaled $124 million in China in 2016 (a number already well below Disney’s forecasts, sources told THR at the time), and franchise spinoff Rogue One earned $69 million in 2017 — a total Last Jedi almost certainly won’t match.
What’s funny is seeing the Jew-run media trying to explain away this massive failure. They are claiming that the lack of star power, a lack of historical familiarity with the original films and bad luck are the things that sunk it.
Beijing-based market research firm Fanink has been conducting exit research for all major Hollywood releases at Chinese cinemas since 2014, asking filmgoers to rate the movies in categories such as likability, whether they would recommend the film, and how it matched their expectations.
“We’ve seen the Star Wars franchise downgrading across all key measures,” says James Li, Fanink’s co-founder. “Force Awakens was generally above average, Rogue One was about average, and Last Jedi was below average in every category — and you see this reflected at the box office.”
Partly explaining the erosion, The Force Awakens benefited from pent up curiosity about the Star Wars brand, while Rogue One generated some local excitement with the meaningful roles and well received performances of its Chinese co-stars, Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen.
Last Jedi had neither of these factors going for it, and it also had the bad luck of opening opposite The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes, a local romantic comedy that exploded into a surprise hit ($275 million in three weekends).
As many have pointed out, a large part of Star Wars’ struggles in China stem from the fact that the original three films never received a wide release in the country (When Star Wars: A New Hope came out in 1977, China was deeply impoverished and only beginning to recover from the ravages of the Cultural Revolution).
“Because of the complex characters and themes, the prequels, and all of the multi-generational layers that are part of the culture, or cult, of Star Wars, it’s been hard for young Chinese filmgoers to get into the franchise,” says Li.
Those are some pretty lame excuses for this movie’s failure. Nice try though!
Let’s talk about the real reasons why this movie failed. It was a shitty movie with a shitty story and it contained a dumb subplot featuring an Asian female mixing it up with a nigger!
The Chinese voted with their wallets and voted that they did not want to see a movie featuring an Asian female fucking a nigger!
How else does one explain the massive drop off in sales after the first week? Undoubtedly, the Chinese who did go see the film were repulsed by the Asian-nigger race mixing pushed in the movie. They told their friends that the movie promoted animal sex which prompted a nationwide boycott.
The Chinese are rightly repulsed by any depiction of their racial kin romancing it up with an African. Did the Jews think they could push this sort of shit to the Chinese?
Disney has totally destroyed the Star Wars franchise and they have alienated the entire Chinese market with this race mixing chicanery they put in the film. Are the Chinks going to want to see another Star Wars movie after this debacle? Highly doubtful!
I personally hope that Disney keeps coming out with more Star Wars movies. Each new horrible Star Wars film they release will allow us to point out how the Jews destroyed Star Wars and this will help increase Jew hate around the world.