Just one day after it surpassed 1 million moviegoers at the box office, “Deliver Us from Evil” has already soared past the 2 million mark!

On August 9, the Korean Film Council announced that as of 9:20 p.m. KST, the new film “Deliver Us from Evil” had officially surpassed 2 million moviegoers. The action movie was originally released on August 5, meaning that it took just five days to reach the milestone—and making it the fastest Korean film to hit 2 million this summer.

“Deliver Us from Evil” has now overtaken the popular “Train to Busan” sequel “Peninsula,” which recently became the first Korean film to surpass 2 million moviegoers since South Korea raised its COVID-19 threat alert level to “severe” in February. “Peninsula,” which has since surpassed 3 million moviegoers, took seven days to reach the 2 million mark.

Notably, “Deliver Us from Evil” also managed to break past 2 million at the same speed as this year’s biggest box-office hit, “The Man Standing Next,” which was released in January and eventually amassed a total of over 4.75 million moviegoers during its run.

In celebration of the film’s new accomplishment, stars Lee Jung Jae and Park Jung Min posed for photos while holding up handwritten messages of gratitude. Lee Jung Jae’s message read, “Thank you to the 2 million moviegoers who watched ‘Deliver Us from Evil,'” while Park Jung Min’s read, “‘Deliver Us from Evil’ hit 2 million! Thank you so much for loving our movie. Please stay healthy and safe in this hot and humid time!”

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Deliver Us from Evil”!

Watch “Deliver Us from Evil” stars Lee Jung Jae and Hwang Jung Min in their legendary 2013 movie “New World” below:

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