According to the Korean Film Council’s Integrated Movie Ticketing System on September 11th, the mystery film “Sleep” (director Jason Yu) took the top spot at the box office with 147,681 audiences over the past 10 days.The cumulative total is 539,033.
The film “Sleep” tells the story of a happy newlywed couple, Hyun-soo (Lee Sun-kyun) and Soo-jin (Jung Yu-mi), who struggle to unravel the secret of her husband Hyun-soo’s strange behavior during sleep, a terrifying horror that begins the moment he falls asleep. The film has been at the top of the overall box office for 23 days after “Oppenheimer,” and has held the top spot for days.
Officially selected for Midnight Madness at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival, “Sleep” was named one of the “Most Anticipated Films of the 2023 TIFF” by US publication Forbes.
“As the tension builds, a narrative unfolds that unravels the complexities of love, commitment, and strangeness… Combining spine-tingling moments with humor, Sleep guarantees a rollercoaster ride with unexpected twists at every turn,” Forbes said.