Peninsula’ extends local box office lead, reaches No. 1 in six Asian markets

“Peninsula,” director Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse blockbuster, extended local box office lead, reaches No. 1 in six Asian markets, according to data and the film’s distributor Monday.

According to data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), “Peninsula” extends local box office lead, drew 470,026 moviegoers over the Saturday-Sunday period,  with the combined number of viewers reaching 2,862,894 since its July 15 opening.

The film’s closest competitor was “Aladdin,” the 2019 live-action adaptation of Walt Disney Picture’s 1992 animated film, re-released at South Korean cinemas this summer, attracting 33,739 attendees over the weekend.

According to distributor NEW, “Peninsula,” has been on top of the box offices in six other Asian countries ― Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Mongolia. The film has been sold to 185 nations and territories in total.

Peninsula' extends local box office lead

Peninsula’ extends local box office lead

Starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-Hyun, “Peninsula” is the long-awaited sequel to “Train to Busan,” the top-grossing film in South Korea in 2016. “Peninsula” was selected for the official lineup of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The film tells a tale of survivors on the zombie-infested Korean peninsula four years after the events in “Train to Busan.” It follows protagonist Jung-suk, who escaped the Korean Peninsula after the events of four years before, returning for a mission.

The industry is pinning its hopes on “Peninsula” and other upcoming big projects, such as “Steel Rain 2: Summit,” to break the awful dry spell of the local film industry decimated by COVID-19.

“Steel Rain 2: Summit,” a political-action film on geopolitics surrounding North Korea to hit theatres Wednesday, has accounted for 48 per cent of upcoming ticket reservations as of 9 a.m., according to KOFIC.

Read more: “Train To Busan” Sequel “Peninsula” reached 1 million moviegoers within 4 days

In the January-June period of the year, box office admissions tumbled 70.3 per cent on-year to 32.4 million viewers, according to KOFIC. Sales revenue plummeted 70.6 per cent to 273.8 billion won (US$228.7 million).

By month, admissions plunged 67 per cent on-year in February and 87.5 per cent in March. The figure worsened in April, falling by a record 92.7 per cent, and was followed by another 91.6 per cent dip in May.

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