[Photo by Walt Disney Company Korea]
The final chapter of Marvel Studio’s apocalyptic super hero series “Avengers: Endgame” replaced all records for a foreign film in Korea, including the highest-grossing title.
According to the movie’s local distributor Walt Disney Company Korea on Sunday, the latest Marvel saga was seen by 13.4 million as of 11:45 a.m. based on the Korean Film Council’s ticket sales data, bringing down “Avatar” from the peak it dominated for the last decade with 13.3 million.
Six foreign films have broken the 10 million-view record so far in Korea including “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018, 11.2 million), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015, 10.5 million), “Interstellar” (2014, 10.3 million), and “Frozen” (2013, 10.3 million).
Avengers: Endgame has been making records after it arrived at local theaters on Apr. 24, selling the most 2.3 million presale tickets and attracting the largest-ever 1.34 million people on the premiere day. It also drew the biggest-ever 1.66 million moviegoers on a daily basis and took the shortest 11 days to break the 10 million admissions since opening.
Avengers: Endgame is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios. It is the finale of 22-episode-long saga of Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with “Iron Man” in 2008.
By Kim Seul-gi and Lee Ha-yeon
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