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The Film ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU, Sold to 50 Countries Worldwide for Theater Release

Aug 24, 2021
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Scoring 7.5 out of 10 in IMDb, it has recognized its cinematic quality



Director Ryoo Seungwan’s new film Escape from Mogadishu, gaining popularity through word of mouth, has been sold to 50 countries globally. Among European countries, it was sold to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland, while in the Middle East and North Africa, to Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Yemen, Syria, Oman, Libya, and Ethiopia. In Asia, it was sold to Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Brunei, etc.


The movie Escape from Mogadishu has been sold to more than 50 countries around the world as a theater release instead of OTT services. The company is also considering screening various formats such as 2D, IMAX, and 4DX. The film was released on August 6 in North America and recognized its cinematic quality, receiving 7.5 out of 10 in a movie database IMDb.


The film Escape from Mogadishu depicts the escape of people isolated by the civil war in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, in 1991. Attracting 120,000 viewers on the first day of its release, Escape from Mogadishu surpassed 1 million viewers in only seven days and 2 million viewers in 17 days, making the best result among Korean movies released this year. Everybody is paying close attention to whether Escape from Mogadishu can surpass the Disney film Black Widow, which is leading the box office among the movies released this year with 2.95 million viewers.


Along with Escape from Mogadishu, SINKHOLE and Hostage: Missing Celebrity, which have been noted as the tentpole movies leading the theater district this summer, both are performing well at the box office and showing the power of Korean films. SINKHOLE attracted 140,000 spectators on its first day of release, marking the best start of this year’s Korean movie, and surpassed 1 million viewers on its sixth day. Hostage: Missing Celebrity, which was released the latest, attracted 450,000 viewers on the first weekend, topping the weekend box office.

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