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‘Spider-Man’ has a strong first day

July 04,2019
The latest Marvel film “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sold a solid 674,000 tickets on its first day in Korean cinemas, data showed Wednesday.

The superhero flick dominated the daily box office charts on Tuesday, dethroning the Disney live-action film “Aladdin,” which was seen by about 72,000 people on the 49th day of its release, according to the data from the Korean Film Council.

The total ticket sales, 674,000, beats the 545,000 tickets sold on the opening day of the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

The strong ticket sales for “Far From Home” are expected to grow even more as it has already hit 500,000 pre-sold tickets as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The number accounted for 77.5 percent of all movie tickets reserved at the time.

The film revolves around the young hero’s adventure, setting the stage for the next Marvel era after “Avengers: Endgame.”

Yonhap