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‘Exhuma’ Becomes Most Successful Korean Film In Vietnam

Korean horror film Exhuma has become the highest-grossing Korean film ever in Vietnam, according to its distributor, Showbox Co.

Directed by Jang Jae-hyun, Exhuma (Korean title: Pa-myo) has recorded more than 2.23 million moviegoers in Vietnam as of March 31. This surpassed the previous mark of 2.15 million held by comedy film 6/45 from 2022, which starred Go Kyung-pyo and Lee Yi-kyung.

The film recorded $660,000 at the box office just on its first day of release in Vietnam, on March 15, which also set a new record for the highest opening gross, for a Korean film. On the film’s first weekend in the country, sales reached $3.02M.

Exhuma stars Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hae-jin and Lee Do-hyun. The supernatural thriller follows two shamans, a feng shui expert and an undertaker as they seek to help a Korean-American family haunted by a generational curse.

Exhuma has also become the most successful Korean film in Indonesia, notching 2.3 million admissions, which is a record for a Korean film in the country.

As of April 1, Exhuma has achieved in more than 11 million admissions at the Korean box office and raked in $11.6M since its domestic release on February 22. It is the first Korean film to pass the 10 million admissions mark domestically this year.

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