“Train to Busan” Climbs To 15th Place In Korean Box Office History
The zombie apocalypse blockbuster “Train to Busan” has ranked 15th overall in Korean box office history.
On August 13, the Korean Film Council revealed that on the day before, 81,419 viewers watched 1,494 screenings of “Train to Busan” in 521 theaters, beating out “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and entering the top 15 box office hits of Korean national history.
Even after reeling in 10 million viewers by July 19, the film still continues to attract an audience of 70,000 to 80,000 on weekdays, and 15,000 to 20,000 on weekends. With Korea’s National Liberation Day coming up on August 15, the film’s total audience count is expected to skyrocket to 11,000,000 people.
“Train to Busan” is the first live action and third feature-length movie of director Yeon Sang Ho who was behind animation films “King of Pigs” in 2011 and “The Fake” in 2013.