SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Local box-office sensation “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” has topped 14 million in attendance, data showed Tuesday.
Released Dec. 20, the fantasy blockbuster hit the milestone at about 1 p.m. the 42nd day of its theatrical run, the real-time box-office tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) said.
It is currently the third most-watched Korean film of all time after “Roaring Currents” (2014, 17.6 million attendance) and “Ode to My Father” (2014, 14.26 million attendance). Industry insiders say “Along With the Gods” will likely hit No. 2 sooner or later, as the film remains popular in its seventh week at the box office.
In South Korea, movies seen by more than 10 million viewers are considered huge box-office successes.
“Along With the Gods” is the first installment in a two-part series directed by Kim Yong-hwa and based on a popular webtoon by Joo Ho-min.
Starring Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Hyang-gi, the film is about a righteous firefighter who is judged in seven hells for 49 days after his death, guided by three grim reapers.
Part two is scheduled to open this summer.