Zombie thriller 'Peninsula' tops Canadian box office
Korean zombie blockbuster "Peninsula" topped the Canadian box office over the weekend, the film's distributor here said Tuesday.
Released in 48 theaters across Canada last Friday, the sequel to the 2016 sensation "Train to Busan" earned $120,000 in its first week, according to Next Entertainment World.
Its North American distributing firm, Well Go USA Entertainment, said that it is satisfied with the film's strong debut in Canada amid the Covid-19 pandemic and expects the title to repeat the feat in the United States starting Aug. 21.
Director Yeon Sang-ho's zombie apocalypse blockbuster has hit screens in 15 countries worldwide, including Korea, since July 15, with a combined revenue of $45 million.
"Peninsula" was officially invited to this year's Cannes Film Festival and pre-sold to over 180 nations and territories, including Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Britain and France.
Starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, "Peninsula" tells a tale of survivors on the zombie-infested Korean Peninsula four years after the events in "Train to Busan."