Can March Box Office Survive the Coronavirus Scare in the US?

Studio executives say that they expect overseas box office grosses to continue to sag in the coming weeks

March will be a busy month for the box office as Disney, Paramount and Lionsgate prepare to send out major films like the Pixar animated film “Onward,” a $200 million “Mulan” and John Krasinski’s eagerly awaited sequel to “A Quiet Place.” But looming over the potential spring rush is the threat of the coronavirus, which is beginning to spread in some U.S. states after the epidemic caused movie theater closures in China and Italy.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com