11:44 am - 05/09/2019

"Avengers: Endgame" becomes fastest film to top 10 mln admissions


"Avengers: Endgame" surpassed 10 million in attendance Saturday, becoming the fastest film to top the mark in South 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 in the 11th day since it hit the silver screen, 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 decadelong series, has been breaking South 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.

In "Endgame," the Avengers' surviving superheroes, who became Earth's last hope after the end of "Avengers: Infinity War," battle the villain Thanos.

source: Yonhap News
scionofawhisper 9th-May-2019 07:56 pm (UTC)
This is just great cause there are some really powerful women in it, not that I've seen Endgame, but CAPTAIN MARVEL. And her lesbian undertones (overtones? lmfao).

I know that Hollywood now tailors their movies to a global audience - I read once that they have less dialogue now so there is less to translate, voice over and less lip movements to match, etc. So I wonder if we'll never get a lesbian love story with Captain Marvel cause it won't appeal globally with so many places, like Korea, and clearly, they are making lots of money there so. :x

I'm glad it's doing well (cause of the powerful women), I'm also like but... if it's doing well in markets like that, then we'll never get a lesbian Captain Marvel storyline.

Edited at 2019-05-09 07:58 pm (UTC)
lizanka23 9th-May-2019 11:00 pm (UTC)
From what i heard there wasn’t a lot of screentime for her and the other women in endgame. The main focus was on iron man and cap america while everyone else fell to the wayside :( it seems like they downplayed captain marvel’s powers on purpose to make the male heroes still be the main focus

Edited at 2019-05-09 11:01 pm (UTC)
jyusou 10th-May-2019 01:37 am (UTC)
I understand that decision, and I'm glad for it, because she would have beat Thanos in minutes and we'd have no movie, plus the story arcs of the old characters who weren't continuing contractually - Iron Man and Captain America - that they needed to wrap up.
lizanka23 10th-May-2019 06:15 am (UTC)
yeah but i don't care about iron man and cap america lol. hopefully the new avengers movies have more essential female heroes
jyusou 10th-May-2019 06:38 am (UTC)
Neither do I lol, the drama in Age of Ultron and Civil War killed all my interest for earthbound Avengers aside from Black Panther and Doctor Strange, but it wouldn't feel right either if they gave them any less of an ending. With regards to female heroes, it would be nice if they have more, I just hope the people behind the movies do them justice. I don't want what happened with Captain Marvel to happen with other female-led MCU titles.
lizanka23 11th-May-2019 02:46 am (UTC)
the russo brothers have got to go. they are terrible. and joss whedon needs to stay away permanently. captain marvel was obviously a last minute attempt to save themselves from the fact that they barely have any key female characters in the mcu. the movie didn't even get any breathing room before endgame was announced and released. also it was stupid to introduce a super powerful character that could win a major fight like thanos and then in the movie right after pretend like she isn't one of the most powerful beings ever. the writers messed this series up so much. the side series movies continue to be superior like you said meanwhile the main avengers movies are just clip shows with snapshots of superficial characterization

Edited at 2019-05-11 02:51 am (UTC)
blck_ink 9th-May-2019 08:57 pm (UTC)
i can tell, as someone who isn't into marvel, that those 3 hours fleeeeewww by.
hibaalhadid 10th-May-2019 09:56 pm (UTC)
it really does, I went there with my siblings, three hours passed so fast
mc1a 9th-May-2019 09:05 pm (UTC)
It’s what she deserves. I’m watching it again on Saturday 🙈
volume1995 9th-May-2019 09:33 pm (UTC)
hands down one of the best films ive ever seen, cried my eyes out like a lil baby
lizanka23 9th-May-2019 11:03 pm (UTC)
Should’ve happened for a better movie (aka a movie not from the mcu). If it has to be marvel i would prefer black panther
rainstormraider 10th-May-2019 01:31 am (UTC)

Endgame was okay. But not as good as BP.
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