Jo In Sung’s “Escape From Mogadishu” Becomes 1st Korean Film Of 2021 To Surpass 2 Million Moviegoers

“Escape from Mogadishu” has reached an impressive milestone at the Korean box office!

On August 13, Lotte Entertainment announced that as of 12 p.m. that day, “Escape from Mogadishu” had officially surpassed 2 million moviegoers. The film was originally released on July 28, meaning that it took 17 days to hit the 2 million mark.

Notably, “Escape from Mogadishu” is the first Korean film of 2021 to draw over 2 million moviegoers—an especially remarkable feat considering that the Korean government has currently placed the greater Seoul area under the strictest level of social distancing guidelines.

“Escape from Mogadishu” is also the fastest Korean film to hit 2 million moviegoers since 2020’s “Deliver Us from Evil,” which was released in August of last year.

In celebration of the milestone, stars Kim Yun Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim So Jin, Jung Man Sik, Kim Jae Hwa, and Park Kyung Hye filmed a special video thanking audiences for coming to see their film.

Based on real events, “Escape from Mogadishu” is a film about the life-and-death-stakes escape of South Korean and North Korean embassy workers stranded in the midst of the Somali Civil War. It previously became the first Korean film of 2021 to surpass 1 million moviegoers earlier this month.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Escape from Mogadishu”!

Watch Jo In Sung in “The Great Battle” with subtitles below:

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