Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hollywood saw an unprecedented 80% slump in box office revenues in North America in 2020. That's almost a 40 year low, according to historical data from Box Office Mojo research firm comScore. End of year report has also stated that North American box office is brought in just $2.2 billion in 2020 compared to $11.4 billion in 2019. With movie theaters closed across the world due to lock down measures, studios were forced to delay release dates for scores of new films. Some firms, like AMC Entertainment, were brought to the brink of bankruptcy theaters is still yet to reopen in the biggest U. S markets of Los Angeles and New York City, there will be nothing left to save. Some 274 movies, including blockbusters like No Time to Die, A Top Gun Maverick and the Ninth Fast and Furious Action Film, were forced to move their release dates to 2021. That left Sony Pictures cop caper Bad Boys for Life, released in January last year as the top earning movie in North America for 2020 with $206 million it will open the right doors. Guerrilla tenets from Warner Brothers, which hoped Attempt Movie goes back to theaters in the summer, took just $58 million in the U. S. And Canada use it carefully. One media analyst for comScore said that the 2020 revenue, much of it from driving venues, was actually grounds for hope. Some industry observers feared the figure would be even smaller. ComScore did not release worldwide data for 2020 but entertainment newspaper Variety reported that global return slumped some 71%.