[HanCinema's News] "Dead Man" Leads in First Day at the South Korean Box Office

According to figures released by the Korean Film Council on February 8th, the crime film "Dead Man" earned 28,099 admissions in its first day of availability. "Dead Man" stars Cho Jin-woong as a man with fantastic calculation ability who through various circumstances ends up having to risk his life in a desperate bid to restore his reputation. The more sentimental films "Picnic" and "Dogs Days" opened with 21,510 admissions and 20,706 admissions, repsectively.


"Dog Days" actually has the most admissions overall due to early screenings, which account for over half of its overall total. However, all three of these genre films were easily outpaced by Wonka, which had 55,706 admissions. The American fantasy film now stands at 970,220 admissions, and seems certain to break the million viewer mark today. Incidentally, "Citizen of a Kind" actually did break the million viewer mark on February 7th, and now stands at 1,002,835 admissions.

Written by William Schwartz


"Dead Man" is directed by Ha Joon-won, and features Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hee-ae, Lee Soo-kyung-I, Park Ho-san, Han Dong-kyu, Jeon Jin-woo. Release date in Korea: 2024/02/07.