‘Werewolf Boy’ rises to number one
Song Joong-ki’s latest film “A Werewolf Boy” has topped the advanced tickets charts on its opening weekend.
According to the Korea Film Council on Thursday, the movie secured 35.9 percent of movie sales for this weekend, the most advanced tickets purchased of any film.
Falling closely behind at 35.8 percent was the latest 007 film, “Skyfall.”
The third and fourth most booked movies were “Gwanghae” (13 percent) and “Suspect X” (4.6 percent).
Directed by Jo Sung-hee and starring Song and Park Bo-young, “Werewolf” is an unusual love story between a reticent girl and a werewolf.
The film’s participation in leading film festivals before its premiere played a large role in grabbing the attention of cinemagoers.
The film was invited to the Open Cinema segment of the 17th annual Busan International Film Festival last month. In August, the movie also secured an invite to the Toronto International Film Festival and screened under the Contemporary World Cinema section.
By Carla Sunwoo