In its fifteenth day of availability at South Korean theaters "#ALIVE" hit another milestone, claiming the number three spot on the South Korean box office for 2020. It narrowly outperformed the political comedy "An Honest Candidate", the last decently successful movie before the COVID-19 outbreak. "As of this writing "#ALIVE" has 1,626,042 admissions versus 1,536,682 admissions for "An Honest Candidate".
"#ALIVE" now looks ahead to the weekend to see if it can try to best number two on the list, "Hitman: Agent Jun" with 2,406,232 admissions. "The Man Standing Next", the current leader with 4,750,104 is probably too much for "#ALIVE" to handle, although the upcoming "Peninsula" next week has a good chance of possibly succeeding its total.
While COVID-19 has done much to damage the South Korean box office this year South Korean films relative to their foreign counterparts have done quite well overall. The lead held by foreign films at the South Korean box office from March to May is misleading, as all admissions during that period were negligible in the face of any significant release. Consequently the three highest performing movies in the South Korean market are also the three highest performing movies overall this year.
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.
"[HanCinema's News] "#ALIVE" Now Third Best Performing Film of 2020 at South Korean Box Office"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
[HanCinema's News] Sexual Harassment Drives "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" to Top of the Good Data Report
On July 9th the Good Data Corporation released the latest iteration of the Good Data Report, which,...More
[Upcoming DVD Release] Korean Movie "Killed My Wife"
Korean movie "Killed My Wife" is available to preorder on DVD with English subtitles from YESASIA,...More
[Just Out on DVD] Korean Animated Movie "Pinkfong Cinema Concert: Space Adventure"
Korean animated movie "Pinkfong Cinema Concert: Space Adventure" is available to order on DVD with,...More
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.