With just a few days before the end of the year, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the film industry in 2020 is clear and devastating.

Ticket sales crumpled 80% to $2.28 billion, a far cry from the second-best box office haul ever of $11.4 billion in 2019, according to data from Comscore.

“To say that this was a challenging year for movie theaters is an understatement,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

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