Box Office: ‘Mulan’ Eyes Huge $85 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

Despite fears that coronavirus could impact moviegoing across the globe, Disney’s “Mulan” is expected to pull off solid opening weekend ticket sales at the domestic box office.According to early estimates, the live-action remake should collect $85 million when it debuts in U.S.

theaters on March 27, though some tracking services predict that number could reach above $90 million.

The higher end of that range would put it in the company of the studio’s recent “Aladdin” reboot, which debuted to $91.5 million last May.“Mulan” cost $200 million to make, meaning it’ll need to bank on global appeal to turn a profit.

That could prove problematic since theaters in China, where “Mulan” was expected to strongly resonate, have been closed due to threats of coronavirus.

So far, the U.S.

box office doesn’t appear to be threatened by the novel virus that’s infected and killed thousands.Though coronavirus has

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