Park Shin Hye And Yoo Ah In’s New Zombie Flick “#ALIVE” Draws Most 1st-Day Moviegoers Of Any Film Since COVID-19 Outbreak
On June 25, the Korean Film Council officially announced that “#ALIVE,” which premiered the day before, had recorded a total of 204,071 moviegoers on the first day of its release. (As of 8:50 a.m. KST on June 25, the total number of moviegoers recorded by “#ALIVE” was 208,077.)
The new figure marks the highest number of first-day moviegoers achieved by any film since South Korea raised its COVID-19 threat alert level to “severe” in February, effectively shutting down the movie theater industry for months.
Even more impressively, “#ALIVE” also achieved the highest number of first-day moviegoers of any film since this year’s biggest box-office hit, “The Man Standing Next,” which recorded 252,058 moviegoers on the first day of its release in January.
“#ALIVE” is a survival thriller about the sudden outbreak of a mysterious illness that causes those infected to attack other people. As the disease rapidly spreads throughout Seoul and grows out of control, survivors are trapped alone inside their apartments without access to cellular data, Wi-Fi, texting, or phone calls. Yoo Ah In and Park Shin Hye star in the movie as Joon Woo and Yoo Bin, two survivors that are isolated in the middle of a now-dangerous city.
Congratulations to the film’s cast and crew!