Movie theaters have shut down due to the coronavirus.
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The outlook is grim for the movie industry at the moment, with cinema closures and postponed movie releases causing seismic shifts in the movie calendar. Now we know the box office impact of those measures to help stem the spread of the
From March 20 to 26, the US box office made just $5K, according to
Box Office Mojo (via Reddit user u/TheDankestMofo). The same time last year, that number was over $200 million.
The low figures make sense. By March 19,
virtually all cinemas had shuttered in North America.
In the first quarter of 2020, the US box office suffered a 25% decline in revenue compared to last year,
according to The Hollywood Reporter — a drop of $600 million.
, James Bond and Mission Impossible 7 are among the movies whose releases or productions have been delayed due to the coronavirus. The setbacks have also seen many theaters Wonder Woman struggle to stay afloat.
New movie calendar for 2020 and 2021 following coronavirus delays
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