“Exhuma” Breaks Box Office Records in Korea With Over 2 Million Viewers

The mystery occult film Exhuma, starring Choi Min-Shik, Kim Go-Eun, Yoo Hae-Jin, and Lee Do-Hyun, opened strong at No. 1 at the Korean box office, holding on to the top spot on its entire opening weekend and setting the biggest opening record in Korea for 2024 thus far. 

Prior to its debut in cinemas on February 22, Exhuma set a new record for pre-sale numbers with a 54% real-time reservation rate and 369.99 million advance bookings, even in the face of tough competition. 

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The star-studded mystery thriller also achieved the impressive feat of surpassing 2 million moviegoers after just four days in cinemas. According to the Korean Film Council, as of the morning of February 26, Exhuma had already recorded a total of 2,299,706 moviegoers since its opening on February 22. 

Exhuma

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Directed by Jang Jae-Hyun (Svaha: The Sixth FingerThe Priests), Exhuma tells the story of two talented shamans, a geomancer and a mortician tasked to find a mysterious grave – and unknowingly unleash a malevolent force buried underneath.  

Watch the trailer below:

Find out what lies beneath the grave when Exhuma opens in Philippine cinemas March 20.