Variety – Box Office: ‘The Mummy’ Sees Record Opening Day in Korea

PCV notes that the record breaks the one set by ‘Train to Busan’ only last year.

June 6, 2017

‘Ahead of its release in the U.S., “The Mummy” is enjoying a strong opening in at least one overseas territory. The Tom Cruise film opened to $6.6 million in South Korea on Tuesday — that’s the biggest opening day ever in the market.

The previous record was set last year by “Train to Busan,” which went on to earn a record-shattering $34.3 million over its five-day opening run. The Korean zombie apocalypse movie still holds the record in the country for the highest single day gross with $9.9 million.’

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