Zombie Flick 'Peninsula' Draws More Than 1 Million Viewers in 4 Days

  • By Lee Tae-hoon

    July 20, 2020 11:23

    Yeon Sang-ho's "Peninsula," a sequel to his 2016 zombie flick "Train to Busan," attracted over 1.3 million moviegoers in four days following its release on July 15.

    The film drew over 350,000 viewers on its release date and passed the 1 million mark on Saturday morning, the Korean Film Council said on Sunday.

    Its pace matches "Ode to My Father," the fourth most-viewed film in Korean box office history.

    A woman gets a ticket from a self-service kiosk at a theater in Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

    The film was much anticipated ahead of its release, as it stars heartthrob Kang Dong-won and was invited to this year's Cannes Film Festival, while word of mouth started to spread about its special effects including a spectacular car chase scene after the release.

    Industry insiders expect the film to serve as a big draw that will bring people back to theaters amid the coronavirus epidemic, which hit the film industry hard.

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