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'Along With the Gods 2' passes 3 million admissions on 3rd day at box office

All Headlines 15:44 August 03, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" surpassed 3 million admissions on the third day of its theatrical release Friday, the film's local distributor said.

The Korean fantasy action film brought 693,799 people to theaters as of 2:30 p.m. for a three-day cumulative of over 3 million, Lotte Entertainment said.

The movie sold 1.24 million tickets on Wednesday, setting a new all-time opening day record in South Korea, and 1.08 million tickets on the second day. Over 1 million people are expected to see the film on the third day.

The sequel to the 2017 box office smash "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" is now on pace to easily break the 2017 original's first seven-day total of 5 million viewers.

Also drawing keen attention is whether the movie will become the fastest film to surpass the 5 million mark in South Korea. It took five days for the Korean zombie thriller "Train to Busan" (2016) and six days for "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) and the Korean period drama "Roaring Currents" (2014) to hit 5 million.

While the first installment of the "Along With the Gods" series revolves around a firefighter named Ja-hong (played by Cha Tae-hyun) and his family as he is judged in seven hells for 49 days after his death, the second film focuses on the pasts of the three grim reapers from the first film, played by Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Hyang-gi, who were human beings some 1,000 years ago.

A poster for "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" (Yonhap)

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