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The Poster on Cinema
First place: ‘The Day’
The honest story about the lives of three JYJ members (Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong, Kim Junsu) aroused movie fans’ curiousity. The small-scale movie was scheduled for screening in 19 cinemas and it held the record of a sellout as soon as tickets were up for reservation. Last year, plans for ‘The Day’ to be shown on television misfired and it was re-edited to a 90 minutes ‘extract’ for theatrical release. The movie is expected to gain much anticipation as it was difficult to confirm its screening.
Second place: ‘War with Crime: Era of the Bad Guys’
Third place: ‘Howling’
Fourth place: ‘Man on a Ledge’
Fifth place: ‘Dancing Queen’
Sixth place: ‘Underworld 4: Awakening’
Seventh place: ‘Legends of Valhalla: Thor’
JYJ’s documentary movie The Day, released on February 23, ranked first in ticket sales, beating Nameless Gangster.
On February 24, the Korean Film Commission reported that the ticket share of The Day was 17.8%. This is higher than the share of Nameless Gangster, which is 17.0%.
The Day is a documentary film about JYJ members’ life and dream. It went through a hard time before it was released. It was expected to air on QTV at first but was cancelled, and later it was planned to be released in CGV but was again cancelled. Eventually, it was exclusively released in Lotte Cinama.
The Day is playing once or twice a day from February 23 to 26. The number of theaters playing the movie is eight in Seoul, five in Gyeonggi, four in Gyeongsang, and two in both Chungcheong and Jeolla.
After The Day and Nameless Gangster, Hauling ranked third with the share of 12.2% and Man on a Ledgeranked fourth with 11.8%.