With RM21m, ‘Train to Busan’ is highest grossing S. Korean film in Malaysia ever

A month after its release, ‘Train to Busan’ is still a popular choice among moviegoers. — Handout via CinemaOnline
A month after its release, ‘Train to Busan’ is still a popular choice among moviegoers. — Handout via CinemaOnline

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan is not getting derailed soon it seems, as the movie continues to be a success in Malaysia, having recently collected RM21 million at the local box office.

The collection for the movie is expected to continue rising as it is still being screened at a number of local cinemas.

General Manager of GSC Movies, Tung Yow Kong, said that it was not expected for the movie to create such a phenomenon.

“When we were deciding to take on the movie, never once did it cross our minds that it will become such a success.

“However, we were surprised when the receptions towards it from local audiences have been extraordinary,” said Tung on Thursday during the dinner at Onsimero Restaurant Intermark Mall, Kuala Lumpur, held to commemorate the success of Train to Busan.

Tung also stated that the movie was the biggest title distributed by GSC Movies and is the highest-grossing South Korean movie in Malaysia.

The success of the movie, which stars Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Ahn So-Hee and Shoi Woo-shik, came to life since its first week of sneak previews in late August, when it managed to collect RM4.8 million during the period prior to its official release on September 8.

Train to Busan continued down its track of box office success with RM16.4 million on its opening weekend and RM20 million by the following week. — CinemaOnline

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