Korean star Park Seo Joon and IU’s movie Dream, tops box office on the first day of its release

Dream, the Korean movie starring actor Park Seo Joon and singer-actress IU, premiered at the prime of the box office in South Korea, on the first day of its release.

Fans are congratulating the duo for the day one success of the movie, launched on April 26.

According to Korean media reviews, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) mentioned that Dream had offered 93,417 tickets and grossed $555,830 (Dh2 million) from 1,229 screens on the first day of release to prime the each day box office.

Including the pre-opening screening, the movie has recorded 101,277 in whole admissions and a gross of $604,325 (Dh2.2 million) so far.

Directed by Lee Byeong-heon, Dream tells the story of a gaggle of folks taking part in soccer for the first time for the Homeless World Cup.

Park Seo Joon, who is known for his roles in Okay-dramas akin to Fight For My Way, Itaewon Class, and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, stars as Yoon Hong Dae, an expert soccer participant on disciplinary probation in the movie.

He turns into the coach of the ragtag soccer crew, whereas IU performs producing director Lee So Min who’s making a documentary about the crew.

Who is IU?

Born in 1993, Lee Ji-eun, identified professionally as IU, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress.

Her stage identify IU is derived from the phrases, ‘I’ and ‘You’ – symbolising that the two develop into one, with music.

Working below the leisure label Loen Entertainment, she first launched a mini album referred to as Lost and Found in 2008. She then went on to release her first full album referred to as Growing Up, in the following 12 months.

The singer gained an enormous fan following earlier than making her performing debut in 2011 in the tv drama ‘Dream High’. She rapidly graduated to guide roles in Okay-dramas akin to ‘You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin’ and ‘Beautiful Man’. More not too long ago, she was seen starring in fashionable hits akin to ‘My Mister’ and ‘Hotel Del Luna’.

Though IU made her silver display debut in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s award-winning ‘Broker’ final 12 months, in accordance with South Korean information web site Koreaherald.com, she considers Lee Byeong-heon’s sports activities comedy to be her first lengthy function movie debut.

“It was so lucky for me to debut in an extended function movie with such a form forged and good fellow actors. It was so significant for me, permitting me to work with a newbie’s mindset on the movie set,” IU mentioned in an interview with The Korea Herald in Seoul on April 20.

Working for the first time with the director of Korea’s highest-grossing 2019 comedy, ‘Extreme Job’, IU mentioned she discovered loads throughout the filming course of.

“My expertise is that director Lee actually maximises displaying the charms of every character and that’s why I felt that not simply So-min, however all the different characters in ‘Dream’ are so price watching. So, for me, I actually wished to take part,” IU mentioned, in accordance with the report.

According to a current report on the information web site koreatimes.co.kr, the singer-actress expressed how excited she was to be paired with Park Seo-joon for her first main movie function.

“What I can say about Park is he is very collaborative. On set, he at all times wished to learn about director Lee’s opinion and simply pushed himself to higher painting the character. He was a continuing inspiration to me,” she mentioned.

Seo-joon additionally mentioned that he loved the expertise of working with IU.

“I’m an enormous fan of IU, so I puzzled what it will be prefer to act alongside her. She was past my expectations and by the finish of filming, I needed we had extra scenes collectively,” he mentioned, in accordance with the report.

At the Korean box office, ‘Dream’ beat ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’, which additionally premiered on the identical day, and was one of the top-grossing films worldwide.

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