Disney’s ‘Mulan’ remake faces an ‘unprecedented’ situation at the box office because of the Wuhan coronavirus
|02/13/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Disney’s live-action “Mulan” remake hits theaters in the US next month, but a China release date had not been set before nearly all of China’s 70,000 movie theaters closed in response to the Wuhan coronavirus.
- China’s theatrical industry is the second largest in the world behind the US, and “Mulan” was expected to be a box-office hit there despite past controversies surrounding potential inaccuracies in the movie.
- Disney live-action remakes, for the most part, have not been box-office sensations in China, potentially because they lack cultural relevance there, Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, said. “Mulan” doesn’t have this issue.
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