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Big opening for ‘Snowpiercer’

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Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” surpassed 2.5 million admissions in just four days, a fast-paced opening well ahead of Bong’s 2006 hit, “The Host.”

“The Host” holds the record for most admissions ever to a Korean movie with 13.02 million.

“Snowpiercer” picked up steam after its Wednesday opening when it pulled in 418,439 admissions, with 601,038 on Thursday, 628,989 on Friday and 844,597 on Saturday, according to the Korean Film Council.

As strong as that opening was, it appears to be slightly behind June’s “Secretly, Greatly,” which had 3.5 million admissions in its first five days. “Secretly, Greatly” also boasts the best single-day record for a Korean film with 919,035 admissions. “Transformers 3” holds the all-time one-day record in Korea with 956,500 admissions.

Another new film also opened well: the thriller “The Terror Live” had 1.42 million admissions in its first four days.

As of Saturday, “Snowpiercer” accounted for 1,102 screens in Korea, with 723 for “Terror Live.”

By Moon Gwang-lip
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