“E.X.I.T” Beats “The Divine Fury” At Box Office To Take No. 1 On Opening Day
New films “E.X.I.T” and “The Divine Fury” both made a strong start at the Korean box office!
The two highly-anticipated summer movies both premiered on July 31, and according to the Korean Film Council, both films drew impressive crowds on their opening day.
“E.X.I.T,” a new disaster film starring Jo Jung Suk and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA as two ordinary people attempting to escape a city poisoned by toxic gas, took No. 1 at the box office on its first day in theaters. The film drew a total of 490,026 moviegoers on its opening day, with that total rising to 529,245 with the addition of its advance screening numbers.
“The Divine Fury,” a supernatural action thriller starring Park Seo Joon, Woo Do Hwan, and Ahn Sung Ki as forces in an epic battle between good and evil, came in at No. 2. The film drew a total of 380,106 moviegoers on its opening day, with its cumulative score rising to 406,327 with the addition of its advance screening numbers.
Despite coming in second place at the box office, “The Divine Fury” still had a remarkably strong opening. The new movie marked the reunion of Park Seo Joon and director Kim Joo Hwan, who previously worked together on the 2017 film “Midnight Runners,” and its first-day ticket sales solidly beat those of its predecessor (“Midnight Runners” pulled a total of 308,298 moviegoers on its first day in theaters). Additionally, “The Divine Fury” also managed to beat the first-day ticket sales of this year’s record-breaking hit film “Extreme Job,” which drew a total of 368,582 moviegoers on its opening day.
“The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which also premiered on July 31, took No. 3 at the box office with a total of 175,941 moviegoers—surpassing “Toy Story 4” to become the animated film with the highest opening-day sales so far in 2019.
Congratulations to both “E.X.I.T.” and “The Divine Fury” on their impressive starts!