After a dismal start to the year, it looks like the global box office is showing signs of life thanks to Train To Busan: Peninsula. The sequel to Yeon Sang-ho’s original zombie feature bagged USD20 million at the global box office during its opening weekend, which is an encouraging sign.
With most cinemas across the globe still shuttered due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, audiences in several key markets flocked to the cinemas to catch the highly-anticipated sequel. Not surprising, it was Korea that led the way for the horror thriller, garnering over USD13 million.
Train to Busan: Peninsula also topped the film charts in Taiwan with over USD4 million and Vietnam with over USD1 million earned. The film also struck a chord with Malaysian and Singapore moviegoers, raking in USD995, 000 and USD795, 000 respectively.
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is a follow-up to 2016 smash hit by director Yeon Sang-ho. The sequel expands the universe set within the first film, following Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won), a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland only to find himself reliving the horror when he is assigned to a covert retrieval operation.
Also starring Lee Jung-hyun, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is currently showing in local cinemas.