International Box Office: Top 10 Markets Fall 59% In “Disaster” First Quarter Amid Coronavirus; What’s Next? – Charts

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International Box Office: Top 10 Markets Fall 59% In “Disaster” First Quarter Amid Coronavirus; What’s Next? – Charts
“The situation is that it’s a f***ing disaster everywhere,” one distribution exec exclaimed recently regarding the impact from the coronavirus pandemic on the global and international box office.

The hit 2020 is going to take in terms of worldwide ticket sales is incalculable at this point, but some sources estimate it to be at least $20B. Wherever the ultimate number lands, another offshore exec sounds, “Whether theaters reopen or not, that money is not coming back. I don’t think you ever catch up that piece of the box office.” Despite optimism in some sectors for when cinemas re-open, we are also told, “There is going to be an overhang on the business because of a reluctance of people to come back.” One source estimates that initial releases may do 70% of the business they might have done sans Covid-19. Essentially going forward, we are going to have an asterisk
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