Are fans letting dislike of The Last Jedi keep them away from ?
The Han Solo standalone movie earned an estimated $15.15 million at the box office this weekend and has taken in over $176 million domestically.
But according to Box Office Mojo, the film is petering out globally, adding only $11.3 million to its overseas receipts of $135.1 million. And The Hollywood Reporter declared last week that "Solo is badly underperforming and will become the first of the Star Wars movies made by Disney and Lucasfilm to lose money."
When a fan brought up the idea that Star Wars fans upset with The Last Jedi might be snubbing Solo, director Ron Howard himself responded to encourage fans to see his movie on the big screen.
While Howard didn't mention The Last Jedi by name, his tweet did come as a reply to a fan who stated that as a possibility. Graphic designer and artist Kris Fairbanks tweeted that if this is the case, those fans are "missing out & punishing a good film for something not its fault."
Howard also retweeted, without comment, a tweet from Seattle Star Wars fan Calvin Gregory who noted that "I judged (Solo) solely on what THIS movie had to offer ... everyone should ignore the negativity and see it for yourself."
The Last Jedito the established rules of the Star Wars universe.
Last Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran, who plays new character Rose Tico,, and many theorized that harassment from fans was to blame. Other fans, however, stuck up for Tran, showing support by .
Fans will have to wait another year for the next Star Wars movie., comes out in December 2019.
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