Home  /  Everything Else: Article  /  Korean Epic ‘The Battleship Island’ Scores 2nd Biggest Opening Weekend for Korean Movies in SG!

Korean Epic ‘The Battleship Island’ Scores 2nd Biggest Opening Weekend for Korean Movies in SG!

By Flora  /  21 Aug 2017 (Monday)

With an encouraging $461,000 over the 4-day weekend (17th – 20th August), Korean blockbuster ‘The Battleship Island’ starring Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Soong Jong-ki, and Lee Jung-Hyun, rose to become the 2nd ‘Biggest Opening Weekend Box Office for Korean Movies in Singapore’, 1 spot behind zombie thriller ‘Train to Busan’ which grossed $611,000 last year.
Accumulatively, the movie has collected a stunning $571,000, including its 3-day sneak previews from 11th August – 13th August. 

Mr. Lim Teck, Managing Director of Clover Films and co-distributor of the movie, says, “We are thrilled with the performance of THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND in Singapore! We hope to push the movie beyond the SGD $1 million mark here and achieve what only one other Korean movie has done previously!”

Perhaps it's the star power of the movie, where the three main leads including director Ryoo Seung-Wan came to Singapore two weeks ago, that fans just couldn't get enough of their oppas.

(Read our press conference coverage with the cast and director!)

The Battleship Island directed by Ryoo Seung-wan 柳昇完, features an ensemble of stellar cast including Hwang Jung-min 黄晸玟, So Ji-sub 蘇志燮, Song Joong-ki 宋仲基, Lee Jung-hyun 李貞賢 and Kim Suan 金秀晏. The movie tells the courageous story of three men staging a daring escape from a forced labor camp on the perilous “Battleship Island’ while leading 400 fellow Korean prisoners during the Japanese colonial era.

The Battleship Island is now showing InCinemas!
[View Showtimes]
You say

Get Showtimes