The film enjoyed record levels of pre-sales, significant teaser activity the previous weekend and opened officially on Wednesday.
Over the weekend proper it rounded up 21.1 million from 2,500 screens nationwide, according to Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic).
Its five-day cumulative (including the previews) is an astonishing 29.1 million, which makes it the second biggest film of the year, behind only “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and by far the highest grossing Korean film of the year to date.
Those figures were earned from 2.5 million spectators between Friday and Sunday, and 3.5 million in five days. They represented 86 of the aggregate nationwide weekend box office, far ahead of second-placed “Doctor Strange.”
In premium venues, “The Roundup” earned 700,000 from 17 Imax screens,