Jo In Sung’s new movie “Escape from Mogadishu” is off to a strong start at the Korean box office!
On August 3, the Korean Film Council announced that as of 4 p.m. that day, “Escape from Mogadishu” had officially surpassed 1 million moviegoers. The film was originally released on July 28, meaning that it took just seven days to reach the milestone.
Notably, “Escape from Mogadishu” is the first Korean film of 2021 to draw over 1 million moviegoers. The feat is all the more remarkable considering that the Korean government recently placed the greater Seoul area under the strictest level of social distancing guidelines, which undoubtedly had an effect on the box office.
In honor of the film hitting the 1 million mark, stars Jo In Sung, Kim Yun Seok, Heo Joon Ho, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim So Jin, Jung Man Sik, Kim Jae Hwa, and Park Kyung Hye posed for celebratory photos thanking moviegoers for showing “Escape from Mogadishu” so much love.
Based on real events, “Escape from Mogadishu” is a film about the life-and-death-stakes escape of South Korean and North Korean embassy workers stranded in the midst of the Somali Civil War. The movie is helmed by Ryu Seung Wan, the director behind the hit films “The Battleship Island,” “Veteran,” “The Berlin File,” and “The Unjust.”
Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Escape from Mogadishu”!