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'Avatar 2' surpasses 6 mln admissions in S. Korea in two weeks

08:24 December 28, 2022

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Yonhap) -- "Avatar: The Way of Water" has drawn over 6 million viewers in the first two weeks of its theatrical release in South Korea, data showed Wednesday.

Released on Dec. 14, the sequel to James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" (2009) had amassed 6.01 moviegoers as of 8 a.m., according to the data from the Korea Film Council (KOFIC).

It became the fifth film to top the 6 million mark this year and the second foreign movie following "Top Gun: Maverick" to accumulate 8.17 million admissions.

The sequel has sold tickets at a faster pace than the original "Avatar," which surpassed the 6 million mark in 17 days.

"Avatar" attracted 13.6 million moviegoers in South Korea in 2009 to become the most-viewed foreign movie released here of all time. It also remains the highest-grossing film ever with $2.9 billion in global ticket sales.

The movie times for "Avatar: The Way of Water" are seen at a theater in Seoul, in this file photo taken Dec. 20, 2022. (Yonhap)



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