Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has received the lowest CinemaScore in the sequel trilogy.
This weekend, audiences were polled by CinemaScore to see how much they enjoyed Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and if their reactions were on par with the middling response presented by critics. Unfortunately, the CinemaScore seems to align somewhat perfectly with how critics perceived Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
You can check out the CinemaScore for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below.
— CinemaScore (@CinemaScore) December 21, 2019
The latest film in the Star Wars franchise received a decent “B+” from audiences, which lines up with the Rotten Tomatoes score of 57%. A B+ for a mid-budget action film or indie-project is one thing but for what is arguably the biggest movie of the year, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t thrive well at the hands on general audience members. Beyond that, The Rise of Skywalker has received the lowest CinemaScore in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi both received mint “A” score, despite the latter being the most controversial film in the franchise. In fact, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the lowest scored film in the Star Wars history if we don’t count Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the animated film that launched the franchise of the same name. If you’re wondering, The Rise of Skywalker received a lower score than the prequel films, which were all lucky enough to receive an “A-” despite being heavily maligned.
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Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.