‘Sinkhole’ draws the crowds on opening day
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 [email@example.com]