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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Awakens to $40 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the final film in the epic Skywalker saga of the “Star Wars” franchise, made $40 million at the box office in Thursday night previews beginning at 6 p.m. It opens on over 4,300 screens this weekend.Disney is projecting “The Rise of Skywalker” to earn in the $160 million range […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ to Hit China Day-and-Date With U.S.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will hit Chinese theaters Dec. 20, day-and-date with the U.S.While Marvel films are typically outsized hits in China, the “Star Wars” franchise has historically under-performed in the territory. Chinese audiences are less familiar with it because the original films were never theatrically released in the ’70s, when Western cultural […]

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‘The Mandalorian’: Pedro Pascal’s Bounty Hunter Is “a Survivor”, Says Director

With the premiere of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian drawing nearer every day, we’re getting more new information and insights that give us a better idea of what to expect. The series is both an original one coming only to Disney+ and one of a handful of original programs Lucasfilm is bringing to the new […]

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Why ‘Star Wars’ Movies Are Bombing at the Chinese Box Office, According to ‘Rogue One’ Star Donnie Yen

“Star Wars” is one of the most popular film franchises in the world, but not so much in China. While entries like “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” have easily surpassed the $1.3 billion mark at the worldwide box office, it turns out the Middle Kingdom isn’t one of the reasons why. Each new […]

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Will Soft ‘Solo’ Box Office Cause Disney to Rethink ‘Star Wars’ Strategy?

Lucasfilm and Disney are facing a moment of reckoning.Over Memorial Day weekend, they were jolted when Solo: A Star Wars Story battled hard to hit $100 million domestically and bombed overseas with $65 million. The film badly trailed the launch of fellow stand-alone pic Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which debuted to $155 million […]

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