“Alive” was released in cinemas on June 24 and immediately attracted more than 57,000 moviegoers on Saturday alone.
After the movie “Train to Busan” released in 2016, the Korean film industry delivered another successful zombie-thriller movie this year.
According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), “Alive” topped as the local box office hit for three consecutive weeks before it was overtaken by “Train to Busan: Peninsula”, thus landing on the second spot on its fourth week.
The movie has sold over 1.8 million tickets with a gross income of $13 million.
The film industry has suffered huge losses due to the pandemic crisis especially in the number of theatergoers, the movie “Alive” had spark hope in the revival of the state of the Korean film industry.
“Alive” was set to be released to the cinemas in March, however because of the measures aiming to stop the spread of the virus, public places including cinemas were closed. Hence, the movie premiere was moved to June 24.
In an email interview, the president of Spackman Entertainment Group Kay Na mentioned details about the movie,
“There was the hope of being one of the first to capitalize on the pent-up demand of movie-goers who have been isolated at home for the past months…. We also had hoped that in the case that #Alive performed decently at the box office, it would send a desperately needed message of hope to a much-battered theatrical film industry globally.”
Reflecting on the harsh realities of releasing a film during a global pandemic, Na said,
“It was no doubt a gamble which could have easily gone the other way, especially if movie-goers decided not to venture to the theaters. We couldn’t find one case of a box office success anywhere in the world at the time #Alive was released.”
The movie is starred by Yoo Ah-In as Jpppn-Woo and Park Shin-Hye as Yoo-Bin and directed by Jo II-Hyeong.
A city is infected by a mysterious virus, which causes the city to spiral out of control. Joon-Woo (Yoo Ah-In) and Yoo-Bin (Park Shin-Hye) struggle to survive in an isolated apartment complex from those infected with the virus. Everything including the internet, phone, and electricity has been disconnected around the apartment.
Viewers Review to the Movie:
“This movie gives me chill and makes me amaze by their cinematography skill. This movie is surprisingly outstanding and I couldn’t say anything about it. This is definitely worth your time!!! To all cast that portrays their roles very well, it’s impossible to make this movie great without all of your efforts. I love Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin Hye in this movie! I hope that they’ll come back together in the drama series! LOVE LOTS!” a review by Jane Grande.
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