'Avengers: Endgame' Passes 'Avatar' as Most-Viewed Foreign Film

  • By Hwang Ji-yoon

    May 20, 2019 10:46

    Marvel's superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" has become the most successful foreign film ever released in Korea.

    According to the Korean Film Council, the film attracted 13.42 million moviegoers as of Sunday, in about a month since its release here on April 24, beating the previous record held by "Avatar" which drew 13.34 million viewers in 2009.

    Among all foreign and domestic films released in Korea it is the fifth-most-viewed film, following "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" (2014), "Extreme Job" (2019), "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds" (2017) and "Ode to My Father" (2014).

    "Avengers: Endgame" has set other records. It drew the country's biggest-ever audience on opening day and the highest attendance for a single day. The film also reached the 10-million mark faster than any other film.

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