The box office is at its lowest level in 20 years


With the slowdown in activity in the United States and Canada in the fight against the emerging coronavirus, movie theaters were almost empty, and some even closed their doors. North America’s box office hit its lowest level in 20 years.With the start of mass production postponed to avoid losing revenue and with the complete or partial closure of cinemas, the first 12 films in the arrangement made less than $ 51 million over the weekend, according to specialist expert Exhibitions Releases. This revenue is nearly twice as much as last week’s 93 million revenue. It is even lower than that recorded on the weekend after the September 11, 2011 attacks.
As for the past year and the same period, revenue was about 130 million dollars.
These results come after the mayors of New York and Los Angeles ordered the closure of all cinemas in the two cities to curb the spread of the virus, while many viewers in North America complied with the authorities ’instructions to keep their homes closed.
In light of this catastrophic situation, Firas Press reported that “target =” _ blank “>” word ” (Directed by Dan Scanlon), produced by “Disney” topped the box office for the second week in a row with $ 10.6 million, ahead of two new films, “Bloodshoot” ($ 9.2 million – directed by David Wilson) and “I-Steel Believe” (9.1 million). Directed by Andrew and John Irwin.
And it came in fourth place “Invisible Man” (directed by Lay and Anil) with $ 5.9 million, followed by “The Hunt” (by Craig Zobel) with revenues of $ 5.3 million.


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