‘Crime City 2’ topped the box office on the first day of its release, rewriting the opening record of a Korean movie.
According to the Film Promotion Committee’s integrated cinema ticket network on the 19th, the movie ‘Crime City 2 (Director Lee Sang-yong)’ mobilized 467,525 people (cumulative number of viewers 65,466) on the first day of its release, beating ‘Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Chaos’ It reached number one at the overall box office.
This surpassed the opening 45,171 people of the movie ‘Baekdu Mountain’, which was released on December 18, 2019, and is a new opening record for the first time in 882 days. It is also the best opening record for a Korean movie this year and after the pandemic.
The figure was also added, following the number of people who watched the highest-grossing Korean movie in May and the best opening movie, ‘Parasite’, with 566,092 people. It surpassed the opening record of 164,399 for the first part of ‘Crime City’ (2017) by 2.8 times, heralding a blast that surpassed both the box office and word of mouth of the first film.
After ending the long tunnel of Korean films called Pandemic, ‘Crime City 2’ broke a good start as the first runner of the ‘Korean movies are alive, theaters are alive’ campaign.
‘Crime City 2’ is the story of a thrilling crime-fighting operation between monster detective Ma Seok-do (Ma Dong-seok) and the Geumcheon-seo gangster to catch Kang Hae-sang (Son Seok-gu), the strongest villain who has taken over Vietnam.