Star Wars may not have had much “cultural cache” in China during the Prequel Trilogy era, but it’s got even less now. CBR.com reports:
Apparently, the Force is not strong in China.
According to Variety, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to become the least successful installment of the franchise in China by a large margin. After opening to $2.2 million last week, the film brought in another $2 million over the past weekend. It is now projected to earn just $19.7 million over its theatrical run in the Middle Kingdom.
This is a drastic decline from previous Chinese Star Wars outings. The Force Awakens earned a total of $126 million, while Rogue One and The Last Jedi earned $69.4 million and $42.6 million, respectively.