Jurassic World Sets New Opening Day Record In Korea 

The fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film franchise was released in South Korea on 6 June and sold 1.18 million tickets on opening day.

Another Chris Pratt film is killing it at the box office (Picture: Universal) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roared to the top of the box office and set a new all-time opening-day record in South Korea.

The action film earned a hefty $9.64 million (about £7.18 million), according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which tracks box office earnings. It was shown on 1,931 screens and had a revenue share of 74.48% on the first day.

This erased the record set by Avengers: Infinity War, which had 980,052 in total admissions for a first-day revenue of $6.48 million when it opened in Korea last 25 April. It has so far earned $93 million in Korea.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has also become the first film to sell 1 million tickets in Korea on opening day. It will be released in the UK on 11 June and in the US on 22 June.

The movie stars Chris Pratt, who plays Owen, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire. The movie blurb goes as so: ‘It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

‘When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.’

The Korean movie Believer, starring Cho Jin-woong, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Joo-hyuk and Kim Sung-ryoung, slid to second place on 6 June.

The film opened on 22 May and has topped the daily and weekend box office until the Jurassic film came. It has so far sold 4 million tickets and earned $32.3 million as of 6 June.

 

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