August 28 box office
'Oppenheimer' 14th day fixed No. 1, 'Smuggling' 5 million countdown
'Oppenheimer' 14th day fixed No. 1, 'Smuggling' 5 million countdown
While the movie 'Oppenheimer' has maintained its No. 1 position at the box office for 14 days since its release, 'Smuggling' is running towards 5 million.

On the 28th, according to the box office of the integrated computer network for movie theater tickets of the Korea Film Promotion Commission, 'Oppenheimer' (director Christopher Nolan) mobilized 49,492 viewers, recording a cumulative audience of 2,373,003.

'Oppenheimer' is a new film directed by Christopher Nolan, about a nuclear development project of a genius scientist who has to take the risk of destroying the world in order to save it. On the 26th, it reached 2 million viewers. In the beginning, it attracted audiences faster than director Nolan's 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight', but it is evaluated that it is not able to show strong support due to the 3-hour running time and difficult story development.

In second place, 'Concrete Utopia' (director Uhm Tae-hwa) mobilized 38,101 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 3,337,726. '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 was selected as a Korean film entry in the International Feature Film category at the 96th American Academy Film Awards.

In third place is 'Sweet Sea: 7510' (director Lee Han), which mobilized 31,322 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 877,623, and is promoting. '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 15,231 viewers, with a cumulative audience of 4,979,631. '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. 'Smuggling', the only one among the Big 4 that has passed the break-even point, is running toward breaking 5 million.

'Elemental' (Director Peter Sohn) is in 5th place. 5893 spectators were mobilized, and on the 27th they broke the 7 million mark and burst into celebration. 'Elemental' is recording the highest score among animations since 'Frozen'.

Jiye Choi, staff reporter at TenAsia translated by google