Fadeout: U.S. box office made $5,000 in last week of March 2020

Fadeout: U.S. box office made $5,000 in last week of March 2020

[Ed. – That’s, like, total. It couldn’t feel weirder if we were all walking around on Mars right now.]

The outlook is grim for the movie industry at the moment, with cinema closures and postponed movie releases causing seismic shifts in the movie calendar. Now we know the box office impact of those measures to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

From March 20 to 26, the US box office made just $5K, according to Box Office Mojo (via Reddit user u/TheDankestMofo). The same time last year, that number was over $200 million.

The low figures make sense. By March 19, virtually all cinemas had shuttered in North America.

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