Poster for film 'Wish' / Courtesy of Walt Disney Company Korea

Disney’s animated musical fantasy movie, “Wish,” has reigned atop the domestic box office for four days in a row, according to the latest data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).The movie, which hit local theaters on Jan. 3, has drawn an accumulated audience of 455,435 as of Saturday. It sold more than 180,000 tickets on Saturday alone, outperforming two Korean films, “Noryang: Deadly Sea” and “12.12: The Day. “The former — about the country’s revered naval admiral, Yi Sun-sin — attracted some 113,000 filmgoers on the same day, while the latter drew approximately 100,000 people. “12.12: The Day” is a historical saga portraying the 1979 military coup, which already exceeded 12 million in total admissions since its release.

Directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, “Wish” follows a 17-year-old girl Asha who lives in the fictional kingdom of Rosas. After bumping into a magic star that came down from the sky, she embarks on a journey to save her kingdom from King Magnifico and attempts to demonstrate the power of courage and sincerity. “It’s just it’s so fun and vibrant,” Buck told UAE media outlet, The National. “I think it has a great message — that we’re all stars and there’s a power in each one of us.” “Wish” soared to the top of the box office in Korea immediately after its release, selling over 110,000 tickets on the first day after dethroning “Noryang.” An Yu-jin, a member of K-pop girl group IVE, sang the Korean rendition of its 온라인카지노 main theme song, “This Wish.”

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