It looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi has reportedly been pulled from all theaters in China two weeks after its premiere in the country.
The sequel trilogy installment might have been enjoying a wave of critical and commercial success before the film opened in China, however, The Last Jedi has been having nothing but trouble over at the Chinese box office.
Not only did the film struggle to reach the number one spot in the Chinese box office during its debut in the East Asian country after it lost the race to a local romantic comedy, reports also came in earlier this week saying that a large percentage of The Last Jedi screenings had been canceled.
Now it seems like Chinese theaters have all decided to pull the plug on The Force Awakens sequel. Speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Wu, the chairman of Lumiere Pavilions, a Chinese theater Chain, The Last Jedi has been significantly underperforming in the country.
"The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here. It's performed much worse than we could have expected," Wu explained.
This ends The Last Jedi's run in the world's second-largest film market. It's probably going to be more difficult for the film to reach the expected $1.6 billion gross now that it's lost all opportunity to screen in China. Though this doesn't really mar The Last Jedi's critical success, it certainly does make it more difficult for the film to reach more box office milestones.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently screening in cinemas.