[HanCinema's News] "The Roundup" Breaks Four Million Viewer Mark
By William Schwartz | Published on
According to figures released by the Korean Film Council, "The Roundup" officially passed the four million viewer milestone on May 24th at approximately 12:45 PM Korean time in its seventh day of availability. This is the fastest any film has hit four million viewers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. The only other Korean film to do so was "Deliver Us From Evil" in 2020 after eighteen days.
"The Roundup" now looks to be the first South Korean film to break the five million viewer milestone since "Ashfall" back in 2019. The ensemble cast of the film has released images thanking viewers for making "The Roundup" so popular. "The Roundup" look to be the first South Korean film since "Parasite" to break the ten million viewer mark. It is already on pace to outperform Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the previous top performers in the pandemic era.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.