[HanCinema's News] "Exit - Movie" Cements Yoona's Reputation as Box Office Headliner
By William Schwartz | Published on
As "Exit - Movie" has passed the 8.5 million mark, having easily outperformed the other major South Korean blockbusters this summer, Yoona's position as a box office draw appears to have solidified. She made her film debut with "Confidential Assignment" in 2016. Though she was not the lead, "Confidential Assignment" was still a big success with 7.8 million admissions.
But in addition to having a bigger role in "Exit - Movie", the comic disaster film also showed surprising range in regards to her acting talent. Her character is simultaneously a serious professional manager, a quick thinker in crisis situations, the cute girl next door, and an avid rock climber. Most impressively, she's not even presented as a love interest - the closest the movie gets to that is she coyly implies that Cho Jung-seok's character should try to ask her out again in the final scene.
Yoona does not currently have any confirmed upcoming drama or film projects. However, thanks to the success of "Exit - Movie" the singer may be able to transition to a serious film career, having already made a strong name for herself in television dramas.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.