With Theaters In China Remaining Shut Disney Braces For Diminished Box Office Returns
When Disney’s Mulan opens next month, it is expected that the new live-action adaptation won’t have the impact that Disney was hoping for in China which is currently in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. This largely due to the fact that to combat the spread of the virus, movie theaters in China remain closed.
It’s hard to imagine but as recently reported in The Sun, 70,000 of China’s theaters have been shut since the 24th of January. This means that what Disney hoped would be a blockbuster film in China may not be released at all.
Mulan is far from the first film premiere impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Dolittle and Jojo Rabbit both had to scrap their February releases as a result of the theater closures.
This is just one of the many steps that Chinese officials have implemented to combat the spread of the virus which has already killed 2,700 people in the country with over 78,000 reported cases. Sporting events have been cancelled in the country and Disney’s theme parks currently remain closed.
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Source: The Sun