John Cho’s Movie “Searching” Tops Korean Box Office
John Cho’s new film “Searching” reached 1.8 million viewers in Korea, taking first place for the foreign thriller films box office records. Korea also took first place in the film’s total worldwide sales record. It was higher than any other place in the world, including the United States. It proves the film’s tremendous popularity in Korea.
The reason why movie lovers in Korea are so wild about “Searching” is because they are used to seeing new technologies. The topics that “Searching” portrays are innovative and familiar at the same time for Korean audiences, who are used to using many different social media platforms.
“Searching” is a thriller film about a father who starts searching for his missing daughter by looking through the evidence in her social media.