8 Sep – South Korean zombie thriller, "Train to Busan" is riding the fast train of success in Malaysia as it has become the highest grossing Korean film in the country.
This surely a marvelous feat, considering that the movie managed to gross RM4.8 million at the box office via sneak shows even before its official nationwide release date of 8 September 2016.
According to GSC Movies, the sneak shows had started on 27 August 2016, and it took a total of 7 days of non-consecutive screenings at varied locations and timings to reach the RM4.8 million.
Over the weekend the movie had dethroned Jason Statham's "Mechanic: Resurrection" which fell to second place while newcomer, "Pete's Dragon" had nestled at third place.
Another zombie movie is also currently showing in cinemas. It is by British filmmaker Steve Barker called "The Rezort" which opened at number 7 at the local box office charts.
Having gained momentum via good box office numbers overseas, including in its home country, "Train to Busan's" current box office numbers is approximately USD88.14 million worldwide.
It is also the highest grossing Korean film in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
"Train to Busan" starring Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Ahn So-hee and Shoi Woo-shik among others follows a bunch of people on their way to Busan via bullet train, when an unexpected zombie outbreak occurs nationwide.