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Movie lovers start to return to theaters thanks to ‘#Alive’

 
Local film "#Alive," which was released on Wednesday, set record high daily box office sales since the virus outbreak took a toll on film industry in February, attracting more than 200,000 people to theaters on the first day. [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]

Local film "#Alive," which was released on Wednesday, set record high daily box office sales since the virus outbreak took a toll on film industry in February, attracting more than 200,000 people to theaters on the first day. [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Zombie thriller “#Alive” sold more than 200,000 tickets on its opening day, a record for Korean theaters since the virus crisis began in February.  
 
According to data from Korean Film Council, “#Alive” sold 204,073 tickets on Wednesday. The last local film to surpass 200,000 was in January, when “The Man Standing Next” was seen by 252,028 people on its premiere.  
 
Daily ticket sales suffered for the three films released in February as the virus kept people from going to the movies. “Honest Candidate” sold 109,879 tickets on its release date; “The Closet,” 96,638 tickets; “Beasts Clawing at Straws,” 77,962 tickets.
 
The first film to be released in June, horror film “Intruder,” sold 49,578 tickets on its first day. Following that, “Innocence” sold 23,050 and “Me and Me” 32,370.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
 

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