SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Hollywood musical film “La La Land” returned to the big screen for the first time since its release four years ago, reclaiming the top billing at the South Korean box office.
The feat comes as the coronavirus outbreak continues to block new films from screening at theaters.
The Korean Film Council reported that the American box office hit returned to 59 Megabox multiplexes on Wednesday, attracting 9,906 audience members.
The movie was first screened in December 2016, attracting 3.6 million spectators.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and “Judy” ranked second and third at the box office.
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting traditional practices in the movie industry as “Justice High,” a local low-budget movie, chose to screen on internet protocol television (IPTV) platforms instead of movie theaters.
Led by considerable popularity, the movie is set to hit the theaters on Apr. 9.
Traditionally, movies would be screened first at the theaters before moving onto other platforms, such as IPTV.
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