Red Velvet Irene’s debut film ‘Double Patty’ sells 4,600 tickets on opening day

Published February 18, 2021, 9:49 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Irene in ‘Double Patty’ (Korean Film Council, Baek Grim Co.) 

“Double Patty,” the debut film of Irene (Bae Joo-hyun), leader of K-pop girl group Red Velvet, sold 4,638 tickets on opening day on Feb. 17.

The film focuses on youth trying to achieve their dreams and Irene plays the role of Hyun-ji, who wants to be a newscaster.

According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which tracks box office receipts, “Double Patty” had 4,638 in total admissions on Feb. 17, earning $34,733, which translated to a revenue share of 5.31 percent for the day.

The film placed fourth among the top earning films for Feb. 17, behind topnotcher “Mission: Possible” starring Kim Young-kwang and Lee Sun-bin, which opened with 26,010 tickets sold and revenue of $199,982 (30.58 percent of total revenue for the day).

Placing second is “Soul” with 17,152 in total admissions and revenue of $143,816 while “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” grabbed third place with 14,179 tickets sold and $128,661 in revenue.

“Double Patty” was shown on 261 screens and together with 364 in total admissions during the pre-opening screening, the film has sold 5,002 tickets and earned $37,699 to date.

Amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the South Korean film industry has suffered severely as people stay away from cinemas, which also cannot operate at full capacity due to social distancing rules.

Here are the 10 top-grossing movies in South Korea for Feb. 17:

  1. “Mission: Possible” – 26,010 tickets sold / $199,982
  2. “Soul” – 17,152 / $143,816
  3. “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” – 14,179 / $128,661
  4. “Double Patty” – 4,638 / $34,733
  5. “New Year Blues” – 3,391 / $27,528
  6. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” – 2,580 / $20,454
  7. “Monster Hunter” – 1,558 / $12,860
  8. “Marionette” – 1,466 / $9,209
  9. “I” – 945 / $6,073
  10. “Love You Forever” – 920 / $6,484
 
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