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Train to Busan: A Box Office Success; Fans Request Part 2 of the Film

“Train to Busan” is a Box Office success in its international showing; and fans from all over the world are requesting for a part 2 of the zombie-thriller Korean film.

Image credit: Goong Yoo Facebook account

In Korea, it set a record as the highest single day grossing movie with $9.90 million.

In Taiwan, “Train to Busan” has set a record for Korean films with $952,000 gross within two days. It toppled the previous record set by “My Sassy Girl” and “A Tale of Two Cities”.

The film also topped the box office in Singapore, Hongkong and Vietnam, and has been distributed in the U.S., Australia, Germany, India and many more countries.

In Singapore, “Train to Busan” was able to displace the Hollywood blockbuster, “Suicide Squad”, from its top 1 rank in the box office, to reign supreme in the tills.

These outstanding box office records of “Train to Busan” have demonstrated that it’s not an ordinary zombie movie.

It depicts the realities of life and how the individual characters emerged into ‘heroes” amidst the horror of pursuing zombies.

Unlike other zombie movies, there’s more drama in “Train to Busan” – a heartbreaking plot that would draw the viewer into a roller-coaster ride all throughout the film. Yet, it’s thrilling and fast-paced at the same time, as well.

Almost all the elements you want to watch in a film are integrated by the talented writer and director.

Some wanted to witness the daughter and mother reunion at the end of the story, but the director had wisely left that to the audience's imagination.

The ending of the movie was “swift’ and “neat”, and urges the movie-goer to use his own muse and fecund mind to arrive at a rational conclusion.

Even Rotten Tomatoes – which is popular in giving low critical reviews - has given 93% to “Train to Busan”. It has also scored 92% from more than 3,000 users.

According to Rotten Tomatoes:

"Critics Consensus: Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique -- and purely entertaining -- take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action.”

"Train to Busan” stars Coffee Prince’s actor, Goong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Ma Dong-seok, Ahn So-hee, and Choi Wo-shik. It was directed by Yeon Sang-h0 and written by Park Joo-suk.

“Train to Busan” is still showing in different countries around the world.

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