[HanCinema's News] Movie Rankings for Wavve in the Third Week of June Unveiled
By William Schwartz | Published on
The domestic South Korean streaming service Wavve recently released its rankings for the most watched movies by its consumers. The array of films available on Wavve is not as extensive as those on other streaming services, although the sheer eclectic nature of the list highlights many odd titles.
"Jesters: The Game Changers", for example, was the overall leader on the list in spite of its having a relatively weak theatrical run last summer. It was followed by "Tazza: One Eyed Jack", the third entry in the "Tazza" series that started last Korean Thanksgiving weekend out strong, but quickly lost ground to "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" at the domestic box office.
"The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" dates all the way back to the summer of 2018, but likely maintains strength in these charts thanks to the continuing popularity of lead actress Kim Da-mi, who has earned accolades for her leading role "Itaewon Class", which ended earlier this year. "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" is also popular on cable television, with many fans continuing to anticipate "The Witch : Part 2. The Other One".
"Justice High" at number four is the only film on the list not to have a theatrical release from a major distributor. The martial arts themed high school movie was deliberately developed for the secondary distribution market and would appear to be having decent success there. Lastly, "The Divine Fury" at number six appears to be maintaining a cult following, though the project remains a disappointment for the producers, who had hoped for a major blockbuster.
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.