In its second week at the South Korean box office, "Peninsula" pushed past the 2.5 million viewer mark to become the second best performing film of the year, a spot which had previously belonged to "Hitman: Agent Jun". However, "Peninsula" fell just short of the 3 million viewer mark even as it led the overall box office. Nevertheless, "Peninsula" will almost certainly breach that number sometime this week, its current tally standing near to 2.9 million viewers.
After this week "Peninsula" has little chance of further penetration, as "Steel Rain 2: Summit" will open on July 29th. According to distributor NEW Entertainment, 2.5 million viewers was considered their break-even point for the 15 million dollar movie. This benchmark was achieved in the 11th day that "Peninsula" was available in South Korean theaters. "Peninsula" is the sequel to the 2016 zombie hit "Train to Busan", albeit without reprising the lead characters in the lead roles.
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.
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