Fantasy Sequel Passes 10-Million Viewer Milestone


    August 16, 2018 11:11

    The fantasy spectacle "Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days" exceeded the 10-million viewer mark on Tuesday, just two weeks after its release on Aug. 1.

    The feat follows the success of the series' first film, "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds," which drew over 14 million viewers early this year. It is the first time in the history of Korean cinema that each film in a series has attracted more than 10 million viewers.

    The Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" was the only other film released in Korea so far this year to achieve the feat.

    Now it just remains to be seen how far the sequel can extend its box-office record. Another noteworthy fact about the franchise is that the two films were shot at the same time.

    The series offers a vision of what happens after death, as three grim reapers take the dead to the underworld. 

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