Strange world Star Gabrielle Union has commented on the box office failure of the Disney film.
The sci-fi action-adventure was released with the aim of securing a significant audience during the Thanksgiving holiday, but grossed just $11.9 million over its opening weekend.
With the original projected figures of $40 million, Disney is set to lose over $100 million on the project, which received generally positive reviews from critics despite abusing audiences.
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Union, who voiced Meridian Clade in the animation, was asked by Variety at the Gotham Awards about the film’s underperformance, to which she replied, “I don’t know [why it underperformed]I think people get comfortable watching things at home.”
The film, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid and Jaboukie Young-White, is set on the planet Avalonia, as the Clade family crosses the various lands to save an important resource.
Speaking exclusively, Gyllenhaal, who plays the main character Searcher, revealed his personal connection to the film Digital spy.
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“I think I was so moved by that because I think there’s so much we want in the family, right? There’s so much we want,” he said. “We want to be understood. We want to be heard. We want to understand, and there is so much we will not be able to handle.
“We’re just looking through all the things to hopefully come to a love connection, you know, and that’s what this movie is about. I definitely saw similarities in my relationship with my parents and with the younger generation in my family.
“Things I understand, things I think I understand, but I don’t at all, and I was really moved by that. “I really think the idea that our outer world can be healed if we can all heal our inner worlds is just such an important and beautiful idea,” he continued.
Strange world playing in the cinema now.