“Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days” Joins South Korea’s Elite 10-Million-Movie Club
South Korea’s much-anticipated summer flick, Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days, crossed 10 million admission sales mark on its 14th screening day.
As expected through its record-breaking trend, film outfit Lotte Entertainment proudly announced Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days’ newest milestone as confirmed by the Korean Film Council.
The sequel to last year’s blockbuster hit and currently all-time second highest-grossing film notched over 10 million admission sales on August 14.
The glorious feat earned Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days the honor to join the 10-million-movie club, a known standard in South Korea for immensely successful films.
After setting a new all-time opening-day record of over 1.24 million tickets on August 1, the movie sold 1.46 million on August 4, also marking the biggest single-day sales in film history of South Korea.
Following the adventures of the three grim reapers assigned to collect souls and stand with them through the afterlife trials, Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days fuses together two main plots.
The first is Gangrim (Ha Jung Woo) and Suhong’s (Kim Dong Wook) journey to pass the seven trials of the underworld to see if he is able to reincarnate just like his brother Jahong (Cha Tae Hyun) in the first film.
The other focuses on Haewonmaek (Ju Ji Hoon) and Deokchun (Kim Hyag Gi), the two other grim reapers, who meet the House Guardian God, and come to know their secret pasts when they fetch another soul of the dead.
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Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days aims to extend its local popularity to global markets.
In Taiwan, it emerged victorious with a $5.8 million opening week beating the opening of Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible – Fallout.
It also became Hong Kong’s biggest opening week for all Asian films this year, after earning $3.3 million and the biggest opening week for all Korean films that have screened in Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days is set to hit local box office in 11 Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines by early September.