If there’s anything we can agree on, it’s that Rian Johnson is an indisputable figure whose body of work, especially Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is universally-loved. Given that The Last Jedi marked an increase in his fame and overall fan reception, one couldn’t help but wonder if it would have a solid impact on whatever his next project would ultimately be.
His next movie, Knives Out, has been a critical juggernaut, so far scoring a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 100 reviews, and I’ve been wondering if the murder mystery film would do well with mainstream filmgoing audiences.
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The film will be opening against Disney’s Frozen II, but I don’t think anyone thinks that will have much impact on Knives Out, given how different they are. According to Deadline, the Rian Johnson caper will be set to make $22 million to $25 million over the five-day Thanksgiving opening (meaning Wednesday to Sunday).
Given that 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express opened around the same period with a $28.6 million opener, it proves that the market is ripe for Johnson’s film.
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