Choi Min-sik and Kim Go-eun’s “Exhuma”, the reactions after release are unusual

The movie "Exhuma" claimed the top spot at the overall box office for the opening week

According to the Integrated Computer Network of the Korean Film Council as of 7 AM on Feb 26th, “Exhuma” achieved first place at the overall box office, drawing 1,963,554 viewers from the opening weekend from Feb 23rd (Friday) to Feb 25th (Sunday), accumulating a total of 2,299,706 viewers and creating a sensation in theaters.


Despite being released on Thursday, “Exhuma” surpassed the weekend score of the highest-grossing film of 2023, “Seoul Spring”, which attracted 1,494,226 viewers in the opening weekend and accumulated 1,877,123 viewers. This once again proves the power of K-occult.

“Exhuma” not only set a new record for the highest opening score in 2024 but also surpassed 1 million and 2 million viewers in the shortest period. On Feb 24th (Saturday), it attracted 770,925 viewers, and on Feb 25th (Sunday), it attracted 818,130 viewers, setting the record for the highest daily number of viewers in 2024 and continuing its unstoppable success.

Moreover, “Exhuma” maintained a CGV Golden EGG Index of 95% (as of 7 AM on Feb 26th), firmly establishing itself as a new powerhouse in the Korean film industry.


“Exhuma” tells a strange story that occurs to a feng shui, a funeral director and a shaman who are paid to relocate a tomb. Actors Choi Min-sik, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Go-eun and Lee Do-hyun appeared in the film.

Audiences who watched the movie “Exhuma” are showing explosive reactions such as “Director Jang Jae-hyun seems to be a master of occult… The characters are lively, and the story keeps the tension until the end” (Naver_seai****), “A proper Eastern occult, completely immersive from start to finish” (Naver_sehy****), “Cannot take my eyes off for a moment!” (CGV_che***)…

Continuing its success as it achieves first place at the box office upon release, the occult mystery film “Exhuma” is currently being screened in theaters nationwide.

Source: Wikitree

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