September 6th box office
'Sleep' ranked first on the first day of release, beating 'Oppenheimer'
'Sleep' ranked first on the first day of release, beating 'Oppenheimer'
'Sleep' starring actors Jung Yu-mi and Lee Sun-kyun rose to the top, beating the movie 'Oppenheimer', which had been holding the top spot like an iron fortress.

According to the box office of the Korean Film Council's integrated computer network for movie theater admissions on the 6th, 'Sleep' (director Yoo Jae-seon) mobilized 79,435 viewers, recording a cumulative audience of 87,543. 'Sleep' attracted attention by entering first place upon its release, beating 'Oppenheimer', which had maintained the top spot in the daily box office for 22 days.

'Sleep' is a film about two people who struggle to unravel the mystery of the strange behavior of husband Hyeon-su while sleeping, which haunts the happy newlyweds Hyun-soo and Su-jin like a nightmare, and the secret of the terrible fear that begins the moment they fall asleep. This is director Yoo Jae-seon's debut film, known as 'Bong Joon-ho Kid', and it attracted a lot of attention by being invited to the Cannes Film Festival even before its domestic release.

'Oppenheimer' (directed by Christopher Nolan), which was pushed to second place, attracted 19,831 viewers on this day and is recording a cumulative audience of 2,841,435. '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.

'Sweet Sea: 7510' (directed by Lee Han) maintained third place despite the tectonic changes. It mobilized 13,662 audiences, recording a cumulative audience of 1,165,302. '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.

‘Target’ (directed by Park Hee-gon), which fell two places, ranked 4th and attracted 12,990 people. The cumulative number of viewers is 314,640. '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.

5th place ‘Concrete Utopia’ (director Taehwa Um) attracted 12,362 viewers and recorded a cumulative audience of 3,657,632. '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.

Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter
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