'Exhuma' becomes a new hope for Korean movies
'Exhuma' becomes a new hope for Korean movies
The occult mystery movie 'Exhuma' is showing momentum by attracting 740,000 viewers on Saturday.

According to the Korean Film Council's integrated computer network for movie tickets on the 25th, the movie 'Exhuma' attracted 742,671 people a day on the 24th and ranked first in the daily box office. This is a significant figure even when compared to the second place, ‘Wonka’, which attracted 110,000 viewers.

'Exhuma' has been at the top of the box office since its release on the 22nd. Currently, the cumulative number of viewers is 1,456,921, taking one step closer to exceeding 2 million viewers during the week.

The movie 'Exhuma' is an occult mystery film that depicts strange events that happen to a geomancer, undertaker, and shaman who received a large amount of money to relocate a suspicious tomb. Director Jang Jae-hyun of 'Black Priests' and 'Sabaha' directed the film, and Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hae-jin and Lee Do-hyun worked together.

Based on the familiar subject matter of feng shui and village heads, the story is full of tension and an immersive mystery story with overwhelming passionate acting. It received an explosive response after its release and immediately took over the theaters.

Previously, 'Exhuma' recorded the highest pre-order volume in 2024 and the highest opening score of any occult film of all time, and surpassed 1 million viewers in just 3 days, the fastest among released films to surpass 1 million viewers, overwhelmingly. It is showing strong box office success.

Kim Se-ah, Ten Asia reporter haesmik@tenasia.co.kr
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