Sonic The Hedgehog

Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog held on to the international box office crown after an estimated $26.8m haul secured primacy for the third weekend as the coronavirus continued to take a toll on cinema-going.

The spread of the virus has seen the studio delay Sonic’s release in China, and Japan too remains undated. Results for several films suffered in South Korea, the world’s fifth largest market where the recent Oscars success of Parasite had been expected to deliver a major fillip before the virus established the second highest fatality level of any country after China.

Universal’s The Invisible Man opened this weekend on $1.08m, while 1917 fell to $720,000 in its second session through CJ/Smile. Disney has postponed the release of Pixar’s Onward in the territory.

Disney / Fox’s The Call Of The Wild managed an $800,000 debut in virus-afflicted Japan. As has been previously reported, most theatres in China remain…