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‘Avengers’ surpasses 10 million tickets

May 06,2019
“Avengers: Endgame” surpassed 10 million in attendance on Saturday, becoming the fastest film to top the mark in 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 on its 11th day in theaters, 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).

“Endgame,” the epic finale to the superhero studio’s decade-long series, has been breaking 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.

Yonhap