According to figures released by the Korean Film Council, "#ALIVE" once again led in its second day at the South Korean box office bringing in admissions of 148,996 for a two day total of 357,074. Though still considerably more impressive than the totals for any other film released since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, this is still a sharp drop.
Given the movie's first day totals the main reason for this downturn appears to be mixed reception to the film itself than it does renewed fears regarding COVID-19. Moviegoers have been divided in their reception of the movie, with many criticizing it for relying more heavily on typical zombie genre tropes than had been implied by the marketing campaign. Production values have similarly been noted as misleadingly hyped, as the movie lacks any particularly elaborate setpieces.
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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