, global revenue tumbled more than 72 percent, with a 70 percent dip in the U.K. and an 80 percent fall in North America. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented theater closures, domestic movie tickets sold between Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 generated an estimated $2.28 billion compared to $11.4 billion in 2019, according to
In addition, Chinese produced movie and World War II epic “The Eight Hundred” topped the worldwide box office chart with nearly $440 million. Multiple other Chinese films, including “My People, My Homeland,” populated the upper reaches of the chart, as did Japan's hit “Demon Slayer.” This is another first, considering Hollywood movies usually dominate.
"The movie business will be forever changed no doubt, but movie theaters will be ready for their closeup and as things slowly return to
Even though the country came out on top, China’s box office was also down due to the pandemic by 70 percent.
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