“Friend 2,” the sequel to the legendary noir movie “Friend,” recently set a new record for rated-R movies. It was premiered on a weekday, too! Out of the rated-R movies, “Friend 2” reached 1,000,000 viewers in the shortest amount of time, and is sitting in the number one spot at the box office, as well as being on its way to being dubbed a masterpiece.
Since before its premiere, the movie was at the top of the real-time search ranking on various portal sites, and had roughly 50% of its tickets go out during the pre-sale.
Hitting one million viewers on midnight of November 17, just three days after its premiere on the fourteenth, it surpassed previous movie records: “Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time” (2012) and “New World” (2013) hit one million in 4 days, “Tazza: The High Rollers” (2006) in 5, and “The Man From Nowhere” (2010) in 6.
“Friend 2” hit one million quicker even than other movies that are not rated-R, like “Masquerade” (2012) and “Miracle in Cell No. 7” (2013) which hit 1.2 million.
Considering that “Friend 2” was premiered on a weekday, and in November, which is generally a slow time for theaters, this is an amazing feat.
We’ll have to wait and see just how far into uncharted territory this movie is going to go!