Jo In Sung’s Movie ‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Surpasses a Record Breaking 3.3 Million Moviegoers

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"Escape from Mogadishu," starring Jo In Sung, Kim Yoon Seok, and more, achieved another record-breaking success since its premiere. 

The action drama film is making waves globally due to its unique storyline and powerhouse cast. 

Now, the Ryu Seung Wan-directed movie is at the forefront of K-movies after reaching another breakthrough victory. 

'Escape from Mogadishu' Hits Over 3.3 Million Spectators

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Korean Film Council's integrated computer network for movie theater tickets, Jo In Sung's movie, is now eyeing to hit the 3.5 million mark after it surpassed 3.3 million viewers in 44 days of release. 

With this, the action drama movie is currently the highest-grossing film of 2021 in South Korea. 

To recall, 'Escape from Mogadishu" reached the one million mark with only seven days from its release and reigned the Korean box office for weeks before Lee Kwang Soo's movie "Sinkhole" and "Hostage: Missing Celebrity" starring Hwang Jung Min eclipses the film. 

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'Escape from Mogadishu' Reaching Global Success After Being Released in 75 Countries

Despite this, the Ryu Seung Wan-directed movie continued its success outside South Korea after it was released in 75 countries. 

At the time, Sports Chosun cited that "Escape from Mogadishu" was sold not just in neighboring countries but also receiving massive recognition in the United States, Germany, New Zealand, ​​Australia, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, and Austria. 

In addition, the media outlet also noted that the global release was due to public demand. 

Not only that, the K-movie gained a 97 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes; this represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given by the viewers to a particular movie or tv show. 

Surprising Facts and Why You Need to What' Escape from Mogadishu'

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Helmed by "The Unjust" director Ryoo Seung Wan, the story follows a real-life incident of two Koreans alongside North Korean embassy workers who got stranded in the middle of a Somali Civil War.

Apart from its blockbuster success, "Escape from Mogadishu" reportedly has a jaw-dropping production cost of 11.60 million USD or 24 billion Won and was shot in Morocco, inspired by the movie "Black Hawk Down."

Outlets noted that the team spent three months filming in the northwest of Africa due to the unpredictable situation in Somalia.

Jo In Sung's Comeback Movie and Upcoming Projects

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"Escape from Mogadishu" is Jo In Sung's comeback to the big screen after starring in the 2018 historical action film "The Great Battle" alongside Kim Seol Hyun and "Start-Up" star Nam Joo Hyuk. 

Following this, he is set to lead in the upcoming film "Smugglers," directed by the same director, Ryu Seung Wan. 

As for his drama, fans would get to see the award-winning actor in the new webtoon-based K-drama, "Moving," alongside Han Hyo Joo and Cha Tae Hyun. 

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