Is Disney becoming the new bully on the block?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is poised to be a box office juggernaut and will almost certainly be one of the biggest movies of 2017 by the time the year ends. So why are some movie theaters refusing to screen the film for audiences?

A new report from The Wall Street Journal explains that the Walt Disney Company, buoyed by the purchases of Marvel and Lucasfilm, has become the most successful movie studio today and therefore wields tremendous power over exhibitors who wish to screen their films. For Rian Johnson‘s The Last Jedi, Disney is forcing theaters to agree to secret terms which many theater owners are calling “the most onerous they’ve ever seen.”






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