With the fears over the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation and the world, box office receipts over the weekend were down 44.3% over the weekend prior. With uncertainty about the ability of movie lovers to go out to the movies in the near future, many new releases after this weekend have been put on pause. Paramount’s The Quiet Place Part II, which was to have opened on Friday, has been pulled from the release schedule along with Blue Story which was planned for limited release next weekend. Universal has followed suit and delayed the latest Fast and Furious picture F9 as has Disney with upcoming Mulan.
Disney and Pixar’s Onward took the top spot at the domestic box office over a tough weekend with another $10.5 million. That was followed up with Lionsgate’s I Still Believe which debuted at $9.5 million. Sony’s action flick Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel also opened with a $9.3 million opening weekend.
Universal’s The Invisible Man took another $6.0 million in its second week of release while Universal’s other offering in The Hunt opened with $5.3 million.
- Onward (Disney) $10.5 mil
- I Still Believe (Lionsgate) $9.5 mil
- Bloodshot (Sony) $9.3 mil
- The Invisible Man (Universal) $6.0 mil
- The Hunt (Universal) $5.3 mil
There are no wide releases from any major studios planned for the next several weeks.