'Kung Fu Panda 4' ranked first at the box office on the first day of release
'Kung Fu Panda 4' ranked first at the box office on the first day of release
The foreign animated film ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ ranked first at the box office on the first day of its release.

According to the integrated cinema ticket network, 'Kung Fu Panda 4' ranked first in the box office with 429,111 people on the 10th, the day of its release.

This is the highest-grossing film of the year and surpasses the opening score of 330,118 viewers for the 10 million movie 'Pamyo'. This is a new record for the highest opening of the year, exceeding the opening score of 179,783 for 'Wonka', the highest-grossing foreign film of the year. In addition, the 10 million hit series 'Crime City 3' (2023) achieved the highest opening score in 316 days after attracting 740,844 viewers on the first day of release.

As of the first day of the release of the 'Kung Fu Panda' series, it was 105,337 people for 'Kung Fu Panda' (2008), 130,076 people for 'Kung Fu Panda 2' (2011), and 222,044 people for 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (2016). By attracting nearly twice the number of audiences, it broke the record for the highest opening in the history of DreamWorks' highest-grossing series, 'Kung Fu Panda.' 'Shrek 3' (released on June 6, 2007), the highest box office hit on the first day of an all-time animation release, recorded 626,133 viewers, and the opening score of 'Frozen 2' (released on November 21, 2019), the highest-grossing animation of all time, recorded an opening score of 600,000. It is even more meaningful as it recorded the highest opening score for an animation in about 5 years after 6,618 people.

In addition, it achieved the second highest election temporary holiday opening score after the number of viewers of 763,642 on the first day of the release of 'Jurassic World: Dominion' (released on June 1, 2022), which was a temporary holiday for the 8th National Simultaneous Local Elections in 2022. did.

The cumulative number of viewers for 'Kung Fu Panda 4', including those mobilized through previews before release, is 432,125. 'Kung Fu Panda 4' is a story about Po's new challenge, where he must overcome even himself as a dragon warrior to face the villain Chameleon, who replicates the abilities of all Kung Fu masters.

'Pamyo', which had consistently maintained first place even after reaching 10 million, fell to second place. The number of daily viewers is 70,787, and the cumulative number of viewers is 11,464,036.

'Buried Grave' is an occult mystery film that tells the story of strange events that happen to a geomancer, undertaker, and shaman who receive a large amount of money to relocate a suspicious tomb. It is directed by Jang Jae-hyeon and stars Choi Min-sik, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Go-eun, and Lee Do-hyun.

The Japanese film ‘10 Years of Life’ took third place. A total of 36,698 people were added during the day, reaching a cumulative audience of 257,504. ‘10 Years of Life Remaining’ is a fateful romance in which Matsuri, who has been sentenced to a terminal condition, and Kazuto, who has lost the will to live, miraculously find each other and spend four dazzling seasons together. It was reopened on the 3rd.

'Comment Unit' starring Son Seok-gu fell two places from the previous day to 4th place. 'Comment Unit' is a movie that tells the story of what happens when an anonymous informant appears claiming to have manipulated public opinion online to Im Sang-jin (Son Seok-gu), a reporter who was suspended after writing an article about a large company. 5th place was ‘The Omen: Beginning of the Curse’. ‘The Omen: Beginning of the Curse’ also fell two places compared to the previous day.

As of 8:40 a.m. on the 11th, the real-time reservation rate for 'Crime City 4' starring Ma Dong-seok, which will be released on the 24th, is first at 29.7%. Second place is ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ (29.0%), and third place is ‘Famyo’ (5.6%).

Kim Ji-won, Ten Asia reporter bella@tenasia.co.kr translated by google