‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Really Did Land 55 Percent Audience Score, Rotten Tomatoes Says

Site defends low grade despite movie’s “A” CinemaScore rating

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Rotten Tomatoes currently has a 93 percent critic score, however, audiences disagree giving it only a 55 percent score. A few trolls attempted to take credit for manipulating the score but Rotten Tomatoes has confirmed to TheWrap that the audience score is authentic.

Despite having an “A” Cinemascore, Dana Benson, the Vice President of Communications at Rotten Tomatoes tells TheWrap, “The authenticity of our critic and user scores is very important to Rotten Tomatoes and as a course of regular business, we have a team of security, network, social and database experts who closely monitor our platforms. They haven’t determined that there are any problems.”

“For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ we have seen an uptick in people posting written user reviews, as fans are very passionate about this movie and the franchise. The number of written reviews being posted by fans is comparable to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’,” Benson added.

“The Last Jedi” is expected to remain No. 1 at the box office over Christmas with a second weekend total of over $100 million despite over half a dozen new films entering theaters. Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” and Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” will enter on Wednesday, followed by Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 3,” Warner Bros.’ “Father Figures,” and Paramount’s “Downsizing” on Friday.