[HanCinema's News] "Decision to Leave" Breaks Million Viewer Mark
By William Schwartz | Published on
According to figures recently released by the Korean Film Council, "Decision to Leave" has officially passed the million viewer mark. The benchmark was met at approximately 6:45 PM on July 13th, two weeks after the film's original release on June 29th. The melodrama from director Park Chan-wook deals with an investigator attempting to learn the fate of a Chinese immigrant wife's husband, becoming emotionally involved with the wife as time goes on.
"Decision to Leave" was a relatively modest performer at the South Korean box office at its premiere, despite receiving positive press due to its appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. But on a day-by-day basis there has been almost no drop in the number of admissions. On July 12th, "Decision to Leave" had 42,231 admissions, which is actually higher than the 33,713 admissions it received on July 7th. Positive viewer reception to the film on social media is credited for the film's continuing success.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.