The movie Peninsula is making a splash across Asia.
Set four years after Train to Busan, Peninsula is an action blockbuster film about the last struggle of those left in the ruined land. On the first weekend of its release, Peninsula earned $20 million in sales by topping box offices in five Asian countries, including South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
In Thailand, it set a new Korean movie opening record. Peninsula, which had received explosive attention with shocking pre-booking rate even before its release, topped the box office with $132,000 on the first day of its release, easily surpassing the previous opening record of $65,000 for Train to Busan and $17,000 for Parasite.
“People have long been waiting for a well-made commercial film,” said Thai distributor Sahamongol Film International. “Peninsula is a film that contains everything the audience wants.”
Peninsula has also topped the box office for two consecutive weeks in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, continuing its syndrome.
Thanks to the enthusiastic response from Asian audiences, Mongolia decided to release the film on July 24, a few days earlier than the original schedule.
Peninsula has also been at the top of the Korean box office for nine consecutive days since its release on July 15, attracting 2.26 million viewers as of July 23.