The new coronavirus is shattering China’s dreams of overtaking Hollywood as the world’s No. 1 movie market this year, as cinemas close and big film releases are delayed. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus outbreak means China won’t become No. 1 film market in 2020, with cinemas closed and major releases in doubt

  • Pundits had predicted the film business would earn more money in China than the United States this year, put the coronavirus outbreak has put paid to that
  • While Hollywood is assured of supremacy for another year, it won’t escape unscathed from the crisis that has shut cinemas, with its revenue set to take a hit
Topic |   Chinese language cinema
The new coronavirus is shattering China’s dreams of overtaking Hollywood as the world’s No. 1 movie market this year, as cinemas close and big film releases are delayed. Photo: Reuters
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