Exhuma heads to 11 million admissions as it hits #1 at box office again

Exhuma not likely to reach or beat 12.12: The Day‘s 13 million

The Korean supernatural horror film Exhuma is heading towards 11 million admissions, after it hit 10 million only 10 days ago.

According to the Korean Film Council, it also grabbed the #1 spot on the South Korean box office again this weekend, with a reported 183,474 admissions over the Easter weekend.

That being said, as the number of admissions Exhuma is earning every day has dropped drastically over the last couple of weeks (well, much of Korea has already seen it), the film will likely hit 11 million, but probably will not be able to catch up to or beat the more than 13 million admissions of last year’s smash-hit 12.12: The Day.

I did predict that, though, right after Exhuma hit 4 million admissions by the end of February.

After all, it seemed obvious to me that, while Exhuma is undoubtedly exceptionally good, as this many millions of people wouldn’t have seen it if it wasn’t, the horror film still doesn’t have the historical significance 12.12: The Day has, as it told the story of one of South Korea’s most important political and societal events.

It is still the most successful film of 2024 so far, however, as well as the most successful horror film in Korean film history and, frankly, will take a lot of beating this year.

Exhuma releasing in 133 countries

Exhuma is directed by Jang Jae Hyun, and stars Choi Min Sik, Kim Go Eun, Yoo Hae Jin and Lee Do Hyun.

The South Korean film is due to be screened at the 48th Hong Kong International Film Festival on April 7th, 2024, which will help garner it even more international appeal.

Distributor ShowBox also confirmed early last month the horror film had been sold to 133 countries, with some of those countries already screening it in their movie theaters.

If you have not yet been able to watch it, it appears your time will be coming soon.

More information: ShowBox official website for Exhuma

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