Exhuma Scares Up Massive Box Office Success with 10 Million Admissions

Exhuma, the latest Korean horror sensation, is captivating audiences with its chilling narrative, propelling it towards the coveted 10 million admissions milestone and $67.8 million in box office revenue.

Led by a stellar cast including Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hae-jin, and Lee Do-hyun, under the direction of Jang Jae-hyun, Exhuma delves into the eerie world of ancestral curses haunting a Korean-American family. With its gripping storyline, the film has captivated audiences, drawing over 9.3 million viewers to theaters.

In a remarkable feat, Exhuma achieved this milestone in just 24 days, surpassing the previous record set by last year’s hit, 12.12: The Day. Its dominance at the box office has been undisputed, maintaining the top spot for consecutive weeks, even surpassing the highly anticipated Dune: Part Two.

Korean Horror Film Exhuma

Premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum section on February 16, Exhuma made its South Korean debut on February 22, captivating audiences with its spine-chilling narrative and expert craftsmanship.

For director Jang Jae-hyun, Exhuma marks another triumph in his impressive filmography, following the success of The Priests (2015) and Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019). With each project, Jang continues to cement his reputation as a visionary filmmaker, earning accolades such as the Best Director award at the Jeonju International Film Festival in 2014 for his short film, 12th Assistant Deacon.

Joanne Wells

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