South Korean disaster-comedy movie “Sinkhole” directed by renowned Kim Ji-hoon of “The Tower” (2012) has attracted over 147,000 moviegoers on the first day of its release. This marks the highest opening-day attendance for a domestic movie so far this year.
According to the data compiled by Korean Film Council, “Sinkhole” upon its official release on Wednesday drew around 147,304 viewers overall, thus pushing the two-week box office leader “Escape from Mogadishu” to No. 2.
Korean Film Council data
- “Sinkhole” garnered the third-highest first-day score among all movies released this year.
- Followed by this were movies – “F9,” the latest chapter in the “Fast and Furious” series, at 400,000 and Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” at 195,000.
The disaster flick movie is about a group of people who fall 500 meters underground along with a multifamily house they tried hard to get. The director through this movie is seeking to set a new paradigm of disaster movies by adding comedy to the genre.
According to the film’s director Kim Ji-hoon in a media conference, he mentioned “Combining two different genres didn’t come easy. It was a great challenge (for me and the production team) to put light-hearted humor into a disastrous situation“.
Lead Cast of “Sinkhole”
The actors mentioned that they hope this movie will offer a good laugh to audiences especially during the tough times of the ongoing pandemic.
According to actor Lee Kwang-soo, he mentioned that “When we shot the film, we didn’t expect it to come out during such a difficult time”. “If the audience can have a good time with a laugh and a touching moment through our film, I won’t hope for anything more.“
While actor Cha Seung-won added, “I hope this film can take your mind off of your burdens during this harsh, stagnant time… a lot of money has been put into this film and you’ll be able to see that.“
NEWS SOURCE – Yonhap News Agency, The Korea Times
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