The Avengers: Infinity War star made a surprise appearance during the cold open on Saturday Night Live's holiday episode, reprising her role as Donald Trump's daughter, to decorate the White House tree with her father.
The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.
With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
In second place was Yuen Woo-ping’s “Thousand Faces of Dunjia,” which opened a day earlier on Thursday. The fantasy actioner earned $27.3 million over three days, and $31.3 million over four days.
“Youth” which takes a nostalgic look at China through the focus on a military entertainment troupe, had been scheduled to open in the October 1 holiday slot, following a premiere at the Toronto festival. But a late and unexplained government intervention – widely thought to have been related to sensitivities about the National Party Congress taking place later in October – meant that its release was abruptly cancelled.
The rescheduling, however, had the effect of propelling the film’s outing from a holiday season to another peak period. December is usually the busiest or second busiest period in Chinese theaters
That mega super ultra “Whoa!” is designed to blow our minds, and in one sense it does. It leaves the audience with popped eyes and dropped jaws, going “Geez, I didn’t know the Jedi could do that!”
But approximately two seconds after you’ve taken the moment in, it also leaves
In his original tweet calling out Pai, Hamill included a screencap of Pai from a bizarre video he released earlier in the week attempting to reassure the public of the harmlessness of the net neutrality repeal and in which he wields a lightsaber.
“Cute video Ajit ‘Aren’t I Precious?’ Pai,” Hamill wrote Saturday, along with a vomiting emoji. “But you are profoundly unworthy to wield a lightsaber-a Jedi acts selflessly for the common man-not lie 2 enrich giant corporations.”
“Btw-did you pay John Williams his royalty? #AJediYouareNOT,” he finished — the video included the “Star Wars” main theme during the lightsaber segment.
Cute video Ajit "Aren't I Precious?" Pai -but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-a
Some Star Wars fans are mad, furious even.
Since The Last Jedi opened Thursday night, a portion of moviegoers made it clear via social media and through audience scores that there is a deep divide over the Disney film, which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver.
While the Rian Johnson film was overwhelming praised by critics, holding a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it has only a 56 percent audience score on the movie aggregator — putting it in the territory of George Lucas' controversial...
The lack of conflict proves more conspicuous over the course of 95 screen minutes than it did over 103 pages one might easily whisk through in one-quarter that time. Still, there’s considerable nostalgic charm to the low-key tale, particularly for British audiences to whom Briggs (best known internationally for the 1978 children’s picture book “The Snowman”) is a beloved institution. In the U.S., the toon
The Last Jedi is already being heralded as one of the best Star Wars movies ever made, and it’s no mind trick. Thanks to director Rian Johnson, the action, acting, and stakes are some of the best the series has ever had. However, he gets some help in establishing the film’s complex, exciting tone from a few characters appearing early in the series’ history.
Before diving into any specifics, please be warned once again: these are spoilers. Perhaps as spoilery as spoilers get. See the movie before you read this. Please.
Tsui’s script, though not without entertaining elements, lacks the intellectual grounding or cinematic oomph that made better works like “The Taking of Tiger Mountain” more than mere spectacles. Nor does his contribution to the editing and music significantly heighten his personal
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