‘Ghost in the Shell’ stumbles down with controversies-collects only $19 million!
Ghost in the Shell, one of the most controversial movies stumbled down being able to pull out only $19 million at the weekend in North America! This live-action adaptation of the Cyberpunk Manga starring Scarlett Johansson faced a lot of criticism for ‘Whitewashing’. The movie had cast white actors in Japanese characters for which ‘Media Action Network for Asian Americans’ criticized the film and the casting.
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MANAA criticizes Ghost in the Shell; Japanese actors are currently not worthy enough to play the Japanese characters. Adapting the movie the director has given his personal endorsement. The character of Motoko played by Scarlett Johansson would indeed be remarked as the most gorgeous character. This movie has gone far beyond expectations and this film indeed would witness high success!
Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders and was released in around 50 international markets. It was able to make out $40.1 million with a global debut of $59.1 million. Ghost in the Shell pulled out $19 million through ticket sales at 3, 440 locations. The cost of production for this movie was $110. This movie had made additional $40 million in overseas. The marketing costs and the back-end percentage deals are yet not calculated with the overall budget.
Ghost in the Shell had released with Beauty and the Beast and The Boss Baby but as per expectations, there was no clash in the box office! This movie stood out from the competition! This movie was rated to be boring and offensive and such factors were responsible in stumbling down the movie.
Stumbling down of Ghost in the Shell could be responsible in Johansson’s stumble! Johansson had earned fame as the highest-grossing actress and her movie Lucy released in 2014 was a hit and had earned $463 million besides being produced at just $40 million. Ghost in the Shell also casts Beat Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Kaori Momoi, Michael Pitt, Lasarus Ratuere, Juliette Binoche, Yutaka Izumihara Tuwanda Manyimo, and Rila Fukushima.
Ghost in the Shell defines a story in which a pioneering cyborg- Major Mira Killian unites a robot body with a human body. This mind acts as the ghost and reflects her soul and humanity. The Shell is the Robot vessel which holds the brain and helps Major to get acquainted with the world as well as her identity.
The most shocking scene in the movie is when Major hires a sex worker in order to poke and experiment on her. Major being a white woman hires a black woman that indeed made the entire things got worse. Another scene that made the viewers dumbfounded was when Major was able to discover her past, she found self to be Japanese and has a living mother! But the filmmakers found it totally comfortable to cast a white woman in the character of an Asian. The entire equation of the movie is totally confusing that stumble it down disastrously.
Ghost in the Shell is planned to be released next weekend in Japan and China.