The crisis of the coronavirus also comes to the box office of the united States. As has happened in China, Spain, Italy or other european countries, the movie theaters have begun to close their doors or limit their capacity for prevention measures against the virus, which has led to that the data obtained during this last weekend has been the worst since September of the year 2000.
‘Onward’ has been the charge of leading the box office for the second week in a row, but their data are catastrophic. The tape of Pixar suffers a very sharp drop from the 73% that results in a very poor fund of 10.5 million, a figure that gives you the worst second weekend of the history of the study after being less than 15,3 of ‘The journey of Arlo’.
Your total only amounts to 60,3 million in the united States and 101,6 around the world, few numbers are very disappointing for a film whose production cost is between 175 and 200 million. Given that the situation of the coronavirus will go worse in coming weeks, it is almost certain that ‘Onward’ end up becoming the tape of lower collection of the history of Pixar.
‘I Still Believe’, the drama teen-themed christian, made his debut occupying the second place of the box office with a collection estimated 9.5 million at 3,250 theaters. It is one of the more remarkable of the weekendsince their numbers are close to their cost of production estimated between 10 and 15 million.
However, it is quite likely that this collection of ‘I Still Believe’ suffer steep drops in the next few days. The measures against the coronavirus that is taking the united States will increase, and the films in theatres will continue to be affected. In addition, this type of productions christian as well work on the box office american tend not to have a great travel business at a global level.
The premiere of ‘Bloodshot’ at 2,861 theaters are located in the third position of the box office. This tape action starring Vin Diesel not just by highlighting and obtains a revenue of us $ 9.3 million. Your cost of 45 million dollars is not very high, but with large markets, with its cinemas closed, or with restrictive measures of capacity is going to be difficult to obtain profitability. Currently, its global total stands at 24.4 million, a figure that does not aim to go much further.
In fourth position is ‘The invisible man’. The last production of horror Blumhouse also suffers the consequences of coronavirus and falls on a defendant to 60% with 6 million dollars of revenue in its third week. However, this title, starring Elisabeth Moss has already accumulated a very good total of 64.4 million in the united States and 122,7 all over the world. With a budget of only 7 million, the film has more than secured his return at the box office.
The top 5 closes the premiere of ‘The hunting’ in 3.028 cinemas. After your delay due to recent mass shootings that have occurred in the united States in 2019, this other production of Blumhouse is now suffering from the effects of the global pandemic and have to settle with a collection of $ 5 million in its debut. The cost of 15 million is not high, but with this data under the initial is going to cost to obtain good benefits.
Paints a grim picture for the box office
Beyond the five first positions of the box office, the rest of the movies also have to cope with declines very accused. ‘Sonic: The movie’ falls to 67%, with 2.5 million raised, ‘The Way Back’ 70%, with 2.4, ‘The call of the wild’ 67% with 2.2 million, ‘Emma’ 71% with 1.3 and ‘Bad Boys For Life’ closes the top 10, falling 64% to $ 1.1 million.
In coming weeks the picture will be much more devastating. If in the united States the movie theaters don’t close permanently must to cope with a severe drought of new releases after the cancellation of the debut of ‘A quiet place 2’, the remake of ‘Mulan’ or of ‘No time to die’. Everything points to that the box office will go a long time paralyzed as a result of the coronavirus.