While the last movie in the Skywalker saga has been successful at breaking even and passing the $1 billion mark, no one can deny that the movie has performed underwhelmingly when compared to the previous two installments. Even the divisive and controversial Episode VIII managed to gross $1.33 billion before ending its run. Though we should maintain that The Rise of Skywalker turned out to be just as divisive as its predecessor, if not more.
Suffice it to say, things aren’t looking particularly rosy for that galaxy far, far away. Even if we ignore the huge and unprecedented box office drop for J.J. Abrams’ pic, the fact that Episode IX has been pulled from 1,200 theaters in the United States is not good news