(photograph credit: Edko Films)
Train to Busan was one of the most successful Korean films of all time. It ended up being the highest-grossing Korean film in several areas of Asia including Hong Kong and Malaysia. The sequel was highly anticipated after much beloved first film.
And it did it! Yeon Sang-ho’s “Peninsula”, the much-awaited sequel that was supposed to have a premiere in Cannes Film Festival before its eventual cancellation, scored over $21 million in its international debut in a much-needed boost for the box office.
It did a confirmed $13.2M in Korea. It set a 2020 opening day high on Wednesday. That’s a great number for Asian cinema, considering the current situation. Filmiere.com is happy to report and see that the markets are going back to gain their power finally and there’s some business to talk about.
Of the total weekend, $750K came from just 45 IMAX screens and helped the format to have its first $1M global session since mid-March.