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'Avengers: Endgame' becomes fastest film to top 10 mln admissions

Movies 21:04 May 04, 2019

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- "Avengers: Endgame" surpassed 10 million in attendance Saturday, becoming the fastest film to top the mark in South Korea, its distributor said.

The latest Marvel superhero flick had set the record by 7:30 p.m., Walt Disney Company Korea said based on a real-time box-office tally from the Korean Film Council.

It exceeded the mark in the 11th day since it hit the silver screen, outpacing the earlier record of 12 days set by the Korean historic action film "Roaring Currents" in 2014. "Roaring Currents" is still the most-viewed film of all time in the country with 17.6 million viewers.

"Endgame" also became the 24th film to attract more than 10 million moviegoers and the sixth foreign-made movie following "Avatar" (2009), "Interstellar" (2014), "Frozen" (2014), "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015) and "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018).

Moviegoers buy tickets at a multiplex theater in downtown Seoul on April 28, 2019. "Avengers: Endgame" surpassed 10 million admissions on May 4, the 11th day of its run in South Korea, according to its local distributor, Walt Disney Company Korea. (Yonhap)

"Endgame," the epic finale to the superhero studio's decadelong series, has been breaking South Korea's box-office records since its release on April 24.

Its advance ticket sales reached 2 million, replacing the previous record set by its predecessor, "Infinity War."

On the first day of its release, moreover, an all-time high of 1.3 million people watched the film. The previous single-day record was 1.24 million set by the Korean action fantasy "Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days" on Aug. 1 last year.

In "Endgame," the Avengers' surviving superheroes, who became Earth's last hope after the end of "Avengers: Infinity War," battle the villain Thanos.

A scene from "Avengers: Endgame" provided by Walt Disney Company Korea (Yonhap)


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