“Along With The Gods 2” Sets New Record On Opening Day At The Box Office
The film “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” had a record-breaking opening day!
“Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” tells the story of three grim reapers as they guide the 49th soul through the trials of the underworld with the promise of reincarnation.
According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), this second installment of the “Along with the Gods” series became the No. 1 movie at the box office with 1,232,672 moviegoers on the day of its premiere.
A source from “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” revealed that the film achieved 1,256,355 moviegoers by 10:30 p.m. KST on August 1. This was the total accumulated from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. KST, and the final number is predicted to be even larger since the allotted time ends at 12 a.m. KST.
This feat doesn’t come as a complete surprise. The film already set a record on the day before its release by selling 318,372 pre-sale tickets. Then on August 1, it sold 605,678 pre-sale tickets.
“Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” also surpassed the opening day record of 1,182,374 moviegoers previously set by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” making it the first Korean film in history to achieve over 1 million moviegoers on opening day.
The film also earned 9,574,284,200 won (approximately $8.6 million) or 69.4 percent of the total movie sales for that day. It was shown on 1,968 screens or 36 percent of screens nationwide.
Compared to “Avengers: Infinity War,” which became embroiled in a “screen monopoly” controversy by occupying 2,461 screens in April, the latest “Along with the Gods” film was able to bring in more moviegoers with about 500 fewer screens.
Some are predicting that “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” will also surpass 10 million moviegoers like its prequel “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds.”
Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days”!