The Korean fantasy film “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” emerged as the No. 1 best selling film in South Korea in 2018.
According to data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which tracks box office receipts, the film, starring Ha Jung-woo and Ju Ji-hoon and released on Aug. 1, earned $91.33 million and sold 12.27 million tickets at the box office in 2018 for an overall revenue share of 5.65 percent.
In second place is the Hollywood movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” released on April 25, which earned $88.9 million with 11.21 million in total admissions in 2018.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a film celebrating rock band Queen, placed third with $71.18 million in box office receipts and 9.22 million in tickets sold since it was released on Oct. 31 until year-end.
The Tom Cruise-starrer “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” released in Korea on July 25, grabbed fourth place with $49.72 million in revenues and 6.5 million in total admissions.
“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds,” raked in $42.13 million and sold 5.87 million tickets in 2018 to place fifth overall despite that it was released on Dec. 20, 2017. The movie had grossed $102.94 million and sold 14.41 million tickets in its entire run.
The sixth to tenth places are “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” released on June 6, which grossed $44.27 million and sold 5.66 million tickets, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” $42.23 million and 5.44 million in total admissions; “The Great Battle,” $41.22 million, 5.44 million tickets sold; “Black Panther,” $40.82 million, 5.39 million tickets sold; and “Intimate Strangers,” $39.45 million, 5.29 million tickets sold.
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