Movie theatres in China have begun to re-open as reports of new cases of COVID-19 have slowed down in the country. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as many as 700 theatres have opened for business again in China, and some of these theatres are screening massive blockbusters to encourage people to come back.
All the Avengers movies–The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame–are returning to cinemas in the country later this month. Other Hollywood blockbusters, including Avatar, Inception, and Interstellar, are also coming back for new runs. These are some of the most profitable movies ever in China, with the Avengers films collectively making more than $1.3 billion in the country.
Many of the 700 theatres that have re-opened are located in “remote regions” of China that were not as harshly impacted by the virus, according to the report. None of China’s country-wide movie chains have begun normal business operation again.