‘Train to Busan’ Enjoys Record Opening in Korea

Train to Busan Cannes Film Festival
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Zombie thriller “Train to Busan” broke box office records Wednesday when it opened in Korean cinemas. The film, which had its premiere as a midnight screening at the Cannes festival in May, scored $5.76 million from 872,000 admissions in its first day.

That topped the records for local and foreign films previously held by “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

When the takings from last week’s preview screenings are included, “Busan” has already accumulated $10.1 million at the Korean box office.

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the live action movie is the second instalment in a three film series that also includes two animated features.

“Busan” has also been a strong seller in international markets. It opens on Friday in North America, where it will be released by WellGo USA. Sales agent, Contents Panda says that it has licensed “Busan” in 156 territories.

Rights were acquired in Asia by Clover Films and Golden Village (for Singapore), Sahamongkol Film International (Thailand), Cine Asia and Full Brief Marketing (Australia, New Zealand), ARP SAS (France), Edko Films (Hong Kong), Movieclouds (Taiwan) and Clover Films and GSC Movies (Malaysia).

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