The Korean thriller helped Imax achieve its first $1M global session since mid-March
Train To Busan sequel Train To Busan 2: Peninsula has earned $21m in Asia upon opening weekend.
Hitting screens last weekend, Yeon Sang-ho’s sequel achieved $13.2m in Korea, $4.7m in Taiwan, $1.17m in Vietnam, $955K in Malaysia and $795k in Singapore.
$750K across all Asian regions came from just 45 Imax screen, achieving its first $1M global session since mid-March due to Coronavirus.
Taking place four years after the original Train To Busan, the sequel focuses on former soldier Jung-seok who escapes overseas. Jung-seok returns to the ruined Korean peninsula to meet its survivors… and zombies.
The original horror film broke a number of South Korean film records when it was released in 2016, including being the first film to have the highest single day gross. Train To Busan was also the first movie of the year in Korea to attract 10,000,000 to the box office.
Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho and cinematographer Lee Hyung-deok return for the sequel. Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Lee Ye Won star.