With more than £6 billion in revenue last year, China has the world’s second-biggest takings at the box office
The makers of the latest James Bond movie have reportedly cancelled a promotional tour in Beijing due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
The lucrative publicity tour in China had to be postponed as cinemas in the country remain shut in efforts to contain the coronavirus, reports The Sunday Times.
70,000 cinema screens across China are closed due to the virus outbreak, which is taking a toll on the film business from Shanghai to London.
The latest entry in the James Bond series, "No Time to Die" is due for release on April 3 in the United Kingdom. It will be Daniel Craig's last as 007 and was expected to be the highest-grossing Bond movie to date.
However, with revenue from the Chinese market in doubt, it is now seen as unlikely.
With more than £6 billion in revenue last year, China has the world's second-biggest takings at the box office.
Disney's superhero movie "Avengers: Endgame" took more than £450 million in the country alone.