Great storytelling with compelling characters is drawing thousands of viewers to movie theaters even in the off-season.
It seems that as long as the movie is good, the off-season is meaningless. According to the Korea Film Council‘s record of movie ticket sales, Intimate Strangers and the American made Bohemian Rhapsody have managed the be the biggest box office draws for two consecutive weeks.
Notably, for the three-day period from the 9th until the 11th, Intimate Strangers recorded 367,361 admissions. In total, the movie has accumulated a total of 3,375,742 viewers since its Halloween release. As a result, it continues to retain the number one spot at the box office.
However, Bohemian Rhapsody, which delves into the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, is proving to be a tough competitor. Released on the same day as Intimate Strangers the film achieved a similar admission level with 311,663 tickets sold during the same period.
Notably, although the two films do not boast super large production budget, they have managed to attract attention due to the strength of their narrative and characters. New releases The Wrath and The Villagers trail behind significantly with 241,953 admissions (352,030 total) for the latter, and 42,929 (55,992 total) for the former.
Translated by O.C