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Train to Busan,” which is the fastest driving film of the year in Korea, this week achieved the box office opening record for a Korean film in Singapore.

The zombie horror film, distributed by Clover Films and Golden Village, scored US$453,00 (S$611,000) putting it second in the chart behind only “Suicide Squad.” The DC comics superhero movie was the runaway leader with US$1.93 million (S$2.6 million) in 4 days. But it was enough to beat “Jason Bourne” which played in its second week to US$400,000 (S$540,000.)

The previous best Korean film in Singapore was “The Host,” which opened with US$252,000 (S$340,000) and went on to score US$507,000 (S$685,000) in 2016. It is expected to top the all time best performance of “200 Pounds Beauty” which weighed in with US$727,000 in 2007. (All data cited are supplied by the Clover as there is no public source for box office information in Singapore.)

“Train” became one of the fastest films to 10 million admissions in Korea, achieving that milestone in 19 days of official release, though extensive previews distort the comparison. Only 14 films have ever clocked up that total in Korea.