It looks like Disney has decided to keep weekly reports about the box office earnings of its movies away from the public during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The spread of the novel coronavirus has had a major impact on the entertainment industry the past few weeks, shutting down the production of movies and television series like Falcon and the Winter Soldier and delaying the release of films like Mulan and Black Widow.
While the studio has decided against releasing upcoming films, previously released movies like Pixar's computer animated movie Onward has been in theatres before the COVID-19 lockdown and it looks like a few films like it has been playing in theatres for a while since then.
Now, according to a report by Deadline, Disney has decided to withhold information about the box office earnings of its movies while the novel coronavirus has an effect on the market.
"Given the current large number of theater shutdowns around the globe, Disney will suspend global weekend reporting for the time being. Wishing you and your families the best during these testing times and please be safe," reads a statement released by one of Disney's representatives.
This of course includes the films from 20th Century Studios and from Searchlight lables, not just films directly from the Disney brand.
COVID-19 has really shaken the entertainment industry the past few weeks. We hope that the pandemic will be over soon so that the industry can get back on its feet.
Most of Disney's upcoming releases like Mulan and Black Widow have yet to receive a new release date in the light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.