‘Train to Busan’ Already Breaking Records on Opening Day

Troy Yang, July 21, 2016, 8:39 a.m.

Zombie flick “Train to Busan” sold a record 872,000 tickets upon its release Wednesday, according to the Korean Film Council on Thursday. The film stole the opening-day crown from “Captain America: Civil War,” which hit 729,000 views upon its release last April.

The movie’s total attendance, including previews, hit 1.4 million views, and it is being shown through on a record 1,567 screens. “Train to Busan” is a story of people’s desperate struggle with zombies on a train to Busan.

It has received both global and local attention since its earlier screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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