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Anya Taylor-Joy’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is a box office flop. The film was expected to open with $40 million-plus over the Memorial Day weekend.

The post-apocalyptic action thriller, which cost $168 million to produce, came in at No. 1 with just $32 million in ticket sales.

Overseas, Furiosa didn’t fare much better, earning just $36.5 million.

Furiosa‘s disappointing ticket sales left movie critics scratching their heads. Furiosa‘s marketing budget was larger than the ticket sales.

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Furiosa, also starring actor Chris Hemsworth, received rave reviews from critics and audience members at the Cannes Film Festival.

Anya Taylor-Joy took on the role of Furiosa after Charlize Theron originated the character in Fury Road. Alyla Browne portrays young Furiosa throughout most of the film’s first half. Taylor-Joy is a massive star, as is her co-star, Chris Hemsworth, but the absence of previous actors seems to scare off many potential viewers. This may be a remnant of earlier eras, where both a prequel and a recast spinoff suggested a massive downgrade in quality. Sadly, a lot of viewers aren’t interested in a prequel starring a new performer. (Source)

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