Figures released by the Korean Film Council showed that "Mission: Possible" led all other films on its premiere this past Feburary 17th. However, as is expected in the era of COVID-19, the exact numbers are not very impressive. With only 26,010 admissions, Mission: Possible" significantly outpaced its nearest rival, Soul from Disney/Pixar, but the spy action comedy is not building up much momentum going into the weekend.
Still, "Mission: Possible" did better than "Double Patty" which premiered in fourth place on its opening day with 4,638 admissions. The drama about ambivalent young people as they try to reach their dreams was never considered a major project, being intended primarily for streaming distribution. "Double Patty" nevertheless has attracted a decent amount of attention for featuring Irene of Red Velvet in the leading role, leading to a fairly wide theatrical release.
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.
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