Mixed opinions about whether the movie “Alien” can surpass its break-even point of selling 7.3 million tickets

The response to the premiere of director Choi Dong-hoon’s new film “Alien Part 1” was sharply divided.

While some say the movie is fresh because of its original universe, some said it is even more bizarre and confusing than Choi Dong-hoon’s previous film “Jeon Woo-chi.” Meanwhile, the break-even point of “Alien Part 1” is quite high, drawing attention from many people.


“Alien,” starring prominent actors such as Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Tae-ri, Kim Woo-bin, So Ji-seop, Yeom Jung-ah and Cho Woo-jin, will be released in two parts. The net production cost for “Alien Part 1” is about 33 billion won. As there are many fantasy elements, CG and set creation cost a lot of money.


The resulting break-even point is estimated at 7.3 million audiences.  Due to the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, only five films have exceeded 7.3 million cumulative audiences in Korea over the past three years, including “Exit,” “Frozen 2,” “Mount Baekdu,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and “Criminal City 2.”


Moreover, competition is fierce as many blockbusters are aiming for 10 million audiences, including “Hansan” set to be released on the 27th, “Emergency Declaration” on August 3rd, and “Hunt” on August 10th.


In this situation, there are many concerns about its box office success as “Alien Part 1” has clearly received both likes and dislikes. People are focusing their attention on whether “Alien Part 1” will be able to achieve more sales than the production cost.

Source: Insight

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