August 05, 2020 10:59
Filmmaker Yeon sang-ho's latest film "Peninsula" racked up over US$40 million as the film continues to attract moviegoers throughout Asia.
The film's distributor said on Tuesday the sequel to Yeon's 2016 zombie flick "Train to Busan" is sweeping box offices in several Asian countries such as Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The film, which was simultaneously released in Korea and Taiwan on July 15, became the most successful film there, posting a cumulative $10 million in revenue.
In Vietnam, it also became the highest-grossing Korean film ever in the country, beating filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's multi-Oscar-winning film, "Parasite."
In Singapore, where admission to theaters is currently restricted to 50 people per screen at a time due to social distancing, the film became this year's biggest box office hit.
"Peninsula," starring Kang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, is set four years after the first film and tells the story of a group of people struggling to survive in the ruins after the destruction of the entire country by zombies.
The zombie film is scheduled for release in North America and Europe later this month.
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