15 Aug – While we over in Southeast Asia still have to wait for some time before catching "Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days" in cinemas, moviegoers in the movie's home country South Korea has been enjoying and boosting it to success since early this month.
Released on 1 August in South Korea, the movie has now set another box office record as it managed to surpass 10 million admissions in just 14 days.
Based on the Korean Film Council stats, this makes it the second fastest Korean film to reach the milestone, after 2014's "Roaring Currents" which took only 12 days to achieve the feat.
This also means the "Along with the Gods" movies have become the first Korean film series with two movies that managed to hit 10 million admissions, since the first part "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds" also hit the number within 16 days since its release on 20 December in Korea last year.
However, home is not the only place "Along with the Gods 2" is sitting comfortable on its box office throne. Across the globe from North America to New Zealand, the movie has been busy leaving its mark in history.
In a Soompi translation of a Naver report, it is revealed that "Along with the Gods 2" has set new records for the biggest opening weekend of any Korean movie in Taiwan, Hong Kong, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.
Furthermore, in Taiwan it made 5.8 million dollars over just seven days, putting it on a par with Hollywood blockbusters as not only did it beat "Mission: Impossible Fallout" but it also has the third-highest first week sales in Taiwan after "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."
In Hong Kong, it made 3.3 million dollars at the local box office within a week, setting the record for the highest opening sales of any Asian movie this year.
The success streak of "Along with the Gods 2" has yet to end as it will be opening in 11 more territories, including Singapore on 22 August and Malaysia on 30 August.
Malaysian fans are also lucky enough to be able to catch the rerun of the first movie "Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds" at select TGV Cinemas from 16 to 22 August, before catching sneak previews of "Along with the Gods 2: The Last 49 Days" on 29 August, a day before its official release.