Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’ Gets Huge iTunes Streaming Boost Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’ Gets Huge iTunes Streaming Boost Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” is getting a boost in popularity in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The 2011 ensemble thriller about a viral epidemic that originates in Hong Kong broke into the top 10 on the iTunes movie rental chart this week and continues to rank in the top 20 most popular films on the platform (the film is sitting in the #14 spot as of January 29). “Contagion” is the oldest film in the iTunes top 20 and is ranks alongside Oscar nominees “Ford v Ferrari,” “Parasite,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “Joker,” among other titles.

Contagion” begins with the death of Beth Emhoff, played in the film by Gwyneth Paltrow. Beth returns home to Minnesota from a business trip in Hong Kong with what appears to be normal cold-like symptoms. Beth dies from her illness within a 24-hour period. The film, written by Soderbergh’s longtime collaborator Scott Z. Burns,
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