In the week before the three major releases on Korean Thanksgiving weekend the box office has been surprisingly quiet. So it is that "Hello Carbot the Movie: Save the Moon" has had a dominating presence on ticket reservation sites, nearly toppling a major Hollywood release on its way to three hundred thousand admissions.
"Hello Carbot the Movie: Save the Moon" isn't even the best performing Hello Carbot film of all time. It slightly outperformed "Hello Carbot Theater Version: The Secret of Island Omparos", but both movies were well behind "Hello Carbot Theater Version: The Cretaceous Period", which premiered last August against much stronger competition in the form of "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days".
With three theatrical releases in the last fourteen months, the Hello Carbot brand may seem to be going overboard. However, much like the television show, the movies are mainly popular by petition via on-demand services. As the franchise is primarily geared around selling toys, even weak performances are typically worth the investment.
Written by William Schwartz
"Hello Carbot the Movie: Save the Moon" is directed by Choi Sin-gyoo, Kim Jin-chul, and features Lee Ji-hyun-VII, Kim Yong-joon, Yang Jeong-hwa, Jo Kyung-yi, Sa Moon-yeong, Um Sang-hyun. Release date in Korea: 2019/09/04.
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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