Across the globe, nations are currently wrestling with the coronavirus, and the entertainment industry is certainly feeling the effects of its wrath. The Sonic movie has done remarkably well in the global box office, but the much valued Chinese market will have to wait a little longer.
According to Paramount Studios, Sonic the Hedgehog is being delayed in China due to the outbreak of coronavirus:
“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.”
The Sonic movie outperformed expectations, earning $106 million in North America and $96 million in international markets. There is no release date for Sonic the Hedgehog in China at this time.