Spackman Entertainment Group Limited, one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups, announced that the Group’s upcoming film, Default, produced by the Company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd.,crossed more than 1.5 million tickets within four days after its first day of its wide release in Korea on 28 November 2018. The film secured its highest market share of 43.0% as of yesterday, the first Sunday since its opening day.
Default attained the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, surpassing previous top November titles Inside Men (2015) and Interstellar (2014). Inside Men (2015), which stars Lee Byung-hun, posted 230,949 tickets on its opening day and ultimately grossed US$50.4 million in box office revenue with total ticket admissions of more than 7 million. Interstellar (2014), the top 4 foreign films of all time in the history of the Korean box office, recorded 227,025 tickets on its opening day and eventually grossed US$73.7 million in box office revenue with total ticket admissions of more than 10 million.
Default has continued to rank #1 at the Korean box office, securing more than 40% of the nationwide market share of box office revenue for its first opening weekend.
Default also received a 95% approval rating as of 2 December 2018, based on the CGV Golden Egg Score which measures the actual audience response on the film. As the top November release in the history of the Korean box office, Default ‘s opening day performance of achieving more than 300,000 ticket admissions validated the film’s popularity and relevance amongst the general public.