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“Along with the Gods 2” becomes the most successful Korean movie ever during opening week in six countries

By 2018.08.14 May 14th, 2020 No Comments

Motion picture “Along with the Gods 2” is enjoying great success in theaters overseas.
According to an announcement from Lotte Entertainment on August 14, “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” raked in USD 5.8 million during its first week in Taiwan, where Lotte Entertainment hosted its media junket for the Asian market. This puts “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” ahead of Hollywood blockbuster movies “Mission Impossible: Fallout”, and just behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in terms of opening week intake.
In fact, “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” has earned nearly a third of what “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”, which remains the most successful Korean film released in Taiwan, earned over its entire run in Taiwan. Industry insiders are paying close attention to see if “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” can indeed perform better than the original. In Hong Kong, “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” reached USD 3.3 million during its first week, the best opening score of all Korean films and the top opening score of all Asian films in 2018.
The junket tour for “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” was the largest ever for a Korean motion picture. Lotte Entertainment invited more than 250 media outlets from seven countries, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It served as an effective launching pad for “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days.” In addition, the red carpet event attracted more than 3,000 people, showing the popularity of “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” among overseas audiences.
“Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” became the best-performing Korean movie ever during opening week in markets such as Korea, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, where the movie premiered simultaneously, and also in Vietnam where “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” was released last week. Starting this week, “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” will premiere in 11 countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines until early-September to keep the frenzy over “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” going during the second half of the year.

MBN News : https://www.mbn.co.kr/news/entertain/3608245

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