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Disney set to lose at least $100 million as ‘woke' new movie is massive flop at box office

Daily Express logo Daily Express 28/11/2022 George Simpson
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Disney has dominated cinema over the last decade, with the studio's acquisition of Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and Fox contributing hugely to this success. However, the Mouse House is now facing what could be its biggest animation bomb since Treasure Planet 20 years ago.

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's new computed animated movie Strange World, which cost $180 million to make, is set to lose at least $100 million after not even making $20 million on its Thanksgiving opening weekend.

The studio, which in recent years has opted for straight-to-Disney+ releases for Pixar movies Luca and Turning Red, has faced criticism from some fans for the new movie, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film about a family of explorers has been accused of trying to educate children about sexual preferences through Jaboukie Young-White's gay main character and their teen romance.

Many on social media have claimed that the film is an example of "go woke, get broke". A similar accusation was made of Pixar's Lightyear, a fellow Disney kids' movie which featured a lesbian kissing scene.

READ MORE: The Wokesters have come for Peter Pan & Dumbo, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

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One Rotten Tomatoes audience review read: "If I want to teach my children about sex and or sexual preferences at 7 and 8 I would do it in my home. I don't need a Disney movie to help me out with it. STOP making everything sexual, it's unbelievable."

One movie fan tweeted: "First Lightyear and now Strange World. Disney and Pixar releasing woke flops, one after the other. How many box office bombs before Disney learns?"

Strange World may have received 73 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes but has a B rating on CinemaScore from opening day audiences. If this holds, the movie will be Disney's first animated feature to get below A-, making it the lowest rating for the studio in 31 years.

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