‘Sinkhole’ draws the crowds on opening day

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‘Sinkhole’ draws the crowds on opening day

A scene from disaster comedy ″Sinkhole.″ [SHOWBOX]

A scene from disaster comedy ″Sinkhole.″ [SHOWBOX]

 
Despite a spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, the disaster comedy “Sinkhole” opened extremely strongly Wednesday.

 
According to data from Korean Film Council, 147,000 tickets were sold on its opening day, a record for a local film this year.
 
Its opening day box office surpassed “Escape from Mogadishu,” which sold 126,000 tickets on its opening day, July 28.
 
The all-time record for this year is held by “Fast & Furious 9,” which sold 400,000 tickets on May 19, which was Buddha’s birthday, a national holiday in Korea.
 
“Sinkhole” tells the story of residents of an apartment building in Mapo district that is plunged 500 meters down a sinkhole. The film stars actors Cha Seung-won, Kim Sung-kyun, Kim Hye-joon and Lee Kwang-soo.

BY LEE JAE-LIM [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]
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