- The Chinese release of Sonic the Hedgehog has been postponed.
- The film just broke past $200 million USD this weekend worldwide
Sonic the Hedgehog has been having a phenomenal success run since its release ten days ago. It just passed $200 million USD in box office sales worldwide, and is yet to release in both Japan and China.
However, its potential growth in those markets, already in question, was set back today, as Paramount Studio's China office made the expected announcement of postponing the movie's release in that country. The country, battling with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, has had much of its theaters closed to help prevent the spread of the disease. The following note is from Paramount's China office:
Due to the current coronavirus situation, the China release date of the film Sonic the Hedgehog will be postponed, and we will re-announce the new release date at a later time.
Sonic will only be slowing down his pace temporarily, and we look forward to bringing him zooming onto the big screen in China once it is appropriate to do so.
As the whole country and world unite together to fight the outbreak of coronavirus, we would like to express our gratitude and respect to all the medical staff, the rescue personnel, and people in service who provide us with much-needed assistance and support during this time.
Our thoughts and hopes are with all those affected by the virus around the world.