September 4th box office
‘Oppenheimer’ at the top for 21 days
‘Oppenheimer’ at the top for 21 days
While the movie 'Oppenheimer' has been holding the top spot at the box office for 21 days since its release, 'Sweet Sea' is quietly and steadily meeting audiences.

According to the box office of the Korean Film Council's integrated computer network for movie theater admissions on the 4th, 'Oppenheimer' (directed by Christopher Nolan) attracted 24,543 audiences on this day, recording a cumulative audience of 2,799,204.

'Oppenheimer' is director Christopher Nolan's new film about the nuclear development project of a genius scientist who must take the risk of destroying the world in order to save it. It surpassed 2 million viewers on the 26th of last month. In the beginning, it attracted audiences faster than director Nolan's 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight', but the pace of the second half was slow due to the long running time of 3 hours and the difficult development of the story.

The new film 'Target' (directed by Park Hee-gon), which entered in second place, attracted 20,670 people. The cumulative audience number is 281,603. 'Target' is a suspenseful thriller that unfolds in the daily life of Soo-hyeon, who becomes the target of a crime through second-hand trading, and is drawing interest by depicting realistic fears that can happen to anyone.

‘Sweet Sea: 7510’ (directed by Lee Han) rose to third place. It mobilized 17,675 viewers, recording a cumulative audience of 1,135,011. 'Sweet Water: 7510' tells the story of Chi-ho (Yoo Hae-jin), a genius confectionery researcher who knows nothing but sweets, and how the taste of life changes when he meets Il-yeong (Kim Hee-seon), a worldly positive person who only knows how to go straight. ‘Sweet and Spicy’, known as a well-made romantic comedy, is quietly and steadily attracting audiences.

3rd place ‘Concrete Utopia’ (Director Eom Tae-hwa) attracted 17,267 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 3,629,868. 'Concrete Utopia' is a disaster drama that tells the story of Seoul, which has been devastated by a major earthquake, with survivors gathering in the only remaining palace apartment. 'Concrete Utopia' was evaluated as both artistic and popular and was selected as a Korean film entry in the International Feature Film category at the 96th Academy Awards.

'Smuggling' (directed by Ryu Seung-wan), which broke the 5 million mark, ranked 5th with 7,039 viewers, bringing the cumulative number of viewers to 5,078,986. 'Smuggling' is a maritime crime activity in which people who make a living by salvaging daily necessities thrown into the sea are caught up in the events of their lives.

Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter
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