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'Top Gun: Maverick" tops 8 mln admissions, becoming most-viewed foreign film since pandemic

Movies 08:43 September 01, 2022

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Yonhap) -- The American action drama film "Top Gun: Maverick" has topped 8 million admissions, becoming the most popular pandemic-era foreign film in South Korea, box-office data showed Thursday.

The sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun" drew 14,000 people the previous day, bringing its combined total to 8 million, according to the data by the Korea Film Council.

It marked the highest audience number set by a foreign film since Disney's fantasy animated film "Frozen 2" (2019), which garnered 13.7 million admissions.

Released June 22, the film has remained at the Korean box office for over two months, racking up 85.6 billion won (US$63.7 million) in revenue.

Starring Tom Cruise, "Top Gun: Maverick" is about Capt. Pete Mitchell, who returns to the United States Navy and trains a group of younger aviators for an urgent mission to bomb a foreign country's secret plant.

The Korean comedy film "6/45" topped the daily box office with 95,000 people, followed by the espionage film "Hunt," the directorial debut of "Squid Game" star Lee Jung-jae, with 72,000 and the historical war film "Hansan: Rising Dragon" with 25,000.

This image provided by Lotte Entertainment shows a scene from "Top Gun: Maverick." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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