‘Ashfall’ nears its break-even point

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‘Ashfall’ nears its break-even point

It looks like big-budget blockbuster “Ashfall” will reach its break-even point soon, boosted by an influx of moviegoers at the end-of-the-year box office.

The film, which cost 26 billion won ($22.4 million) to make, surpassed six million ticket sales on Tuesday morning, its 13th day in theaters, according to data from the Korean Film Council.

The film’s ticket sales rate is said to be faster than “Ode to My Father,” according to film distribution company CJ Entertainment. That film is currently the fourth-best-selling film in Korean box-office history, having sold 14.2 million tickets. It surpassed the six-million mark on its 16th day in theaters.

The break-even point for “Ashfall” is 7.3 million admissions, and it still remains to be seen if the movie can join the club of movies that have exceeded the 10-million-ticket-sales milestone this year.

By Lee Jae-lim
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