August 21 box office
'Oppenheimer' stays in first place for 7 days
'Oppenheimer' stays in first place for 7 days
The movie 'Oppenheimer' has been defending the top spot at the box office for a week since its release.

According to the Korea Film Promotion Commission's integrated computer network for movie theater tickets, 'Oppenheimer' (director Christopher Nolan) mobilized 87,464 viewers at the daily box office on the 21st, recording a cumulative audience of 1,680,027.

'Oppenheimer' is a new film directed by Christopher Nolan, about a genius scientist's nuclear development project who has to risk destroying the world to save it. Director Christopher Nolan, who came in first place with the highest score for Liberation Day in the last five years, is writing a new record with the highest ever opening score. In addition, it surpassed 1.5 million viewers in just 6 days of release, faster than 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight', which are considered masterpieces by director Christopher Nolan.

In second place, 'Concrete Utopia' (director Uhm Tae-hwa) mobilized 58,225 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 2,850,15. 'Concrete Utopia' is a disaster drama depicting the story of survivors gathering in the only remaining imperial palace apartment in Seoul, which was devastated by a major earthquake. 'Concrete Utopia' was praised for capturing both cinematic quality and popularity, and enjoyed the joy of being selected as a Korean film entry in the International Feature Film category at the 96th American Academy Film Awards.

In third place was 'Sweet Sea: 7510' (director Lee Han), which mobilized 38,118 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 495,709. 'Sweet Sea: 7510' tells the story of Chiho (Yoo Hae-jin), a genius confectionery researcher who knows nothing but sweets, and Il-young (Kim Hee-seon), a world-positive mind who only knows about going straight .

'Smuggling' (director Ryu Seung-wan) ranked 4th with 21,363 viewers, with a cumulative audience of 4,798,524. 'Smuggling' is a maritime crime action drama in which people get caught up in a lifelong battle in front of people who made a living by rescuing daily necessities thrown into the sea.
'Oppenheimer' stays in first place for 7 days
'Oppenheimer' stays in first place for 7 days
'Elemental' (Director Peter Sohn) is in 5th place. It mobilizes 11,594 viewers and accumulates a cumulative audience of 6,918,161. 'Elemental' is gaining momentum with the best score among animations since 'Frozen'. On the 30th of last month, it broke the record of "Suzume's Door Crackdown" (director Makoto Shinkai, 5.54 million), which had the best performance among foreign films this year, and has been steadily attracting audiences after taking the throne of the highest -grossing foreign film in 2023. It has entered the 7 million countdown.

Actor Jung Woo-sung's feature debut film 'Guardian' (director Jung Woo-sung) mobilized 5,477 viewers and recorded 107,773, ranking 6th.

Jiye Choi, staff reporter at TenAsia translated by google