By morning of Friday August 2nd "Exit - Movie" had already racked up an exceptionally impressive one million admissions. The movie is currently on track to have a monstrously successful opening weekend even in the face of stiff competition. CJ Entertainment has released a silly picture of lead actors Cho Jung-seok and Yoona to commemorate the event.
Historically this performance puts "Exit - Movie" in the same general area as "Extreme Job", "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds", "Veteran", "The Thieves", and "The Assassination" when it comes to admissions speeds. "Exit - Movie" is also doing significantly better than "Ode to My Father" and "Miracle in Cell No.7" by this metric.
"Exit - Movie" has been helped along by exceptionally strong positive buzz. The chemistry between Cho Jung-seok and Yoona in particular has been strongly praised, and the movie is enjoying high user ratings on various movie websites. The success is also surprising given that "Exit - Movie" is a disaster film - a reasonably popular genre in South Korea, but not one that is known for breaking major records.
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.
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