‘Top Gun: Maverick’ ranks first at South Korean box office, attracting 190,000 viewers on first day of its release

연합뉴스 / 2022-06-23 10:18:44
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▲ This photo, provided by LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT, shows a poster of a film "Top Gun: Maverick." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

SEOUL, June 23 (Yonhap) – A Hollywood blockbuster film “Top Gun: Maverick” starred by Tom Cruise, opened at number one of box office.

According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) on the 23th, “Top Gun: Maverick” topped the box office, attracting 188,000 viewers on the day of its release.

A Korean film “The Witch: Part 2, The Other One,” which has been at the top of box office for a week since last 15th, slipped to the second place. The share of sales as of the 22th is 23.0%, showing half degree of decrease, compared to the share of sales on the 21th, accounted as 45.2%.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is overwhelmingly topping the first place, recording 59.2% of real-time reservation rate as of 7:30 a.m. on this day, which is expected to continue its popularity for a while. According to a film distributor LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT, the cumulative number of viewers as of 7 a.m. on this day recorded 253,000.

“Top Gun: Maverick” unfolds a story of a legendary pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise), who becomes an instructor of an American naval fighter pilot training academy.

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Jimin.)

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