"Bohemian Rhapsody," the bio-pic about British rock band Queen, continues to draw large crowds of moviegoers a month after its release.
The film has drawn 4.27 million viewers since it hit screens on Oct. 31, including more than 390,000, the largest daily number so far, on Saturday alone. It has already outperformed "La La Land" (3.59 million viewers) and "Begin Again" (3.42 million), and is on target to beat "Les Misérables" (5.92 million) to become the most successful music film ever released in Korea.
Korean theaters have sold the second-highest number of tickets for the film in the world after the U.K. It opened in 811 cinemas across the nation and the number has increased to 1,136.
A factor in the film's seemingly unending popularity is sing-along screenings, where audiences can sing along to the songs in the film while watching it.
One moviegoer in Busan said they attended a sing-along on Friday with 20 other people who all dressed in black leather jackets and wore false mustaches to resemble the band's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. A Megabox movie theater in Gangnam, Seoul was packed with moviegoers dressed in the singer's trademark white sleeveless shirts and blue jeans on Saturday.
The sessions were planned as a limited-time event, but have been extended several times.
A film about British rock band Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody," has attracted more than 3 million viewers since its release here on Oct. 31.
The Korean Film Council said Wednesday some 3.4 million people watched the film as of Tuesday in 1,109 cinemas across the nation.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is on track to become the most successful music film released in Korea as it is expected to outperform "La La Land" with 3.59 million viewers and "Begin Again" with 3.42 million viewers.
Strong word-of-mouth is keeping the film at the top of the box office despite new blockbuster releases including the Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald."
"Bohemian Rhapsody" tells the story of how Queen and its front man Freddie Mercury went from being outsiders to music legends.
Moviegoers dressed like Freddie Mercury pose at a theater in Seoul on Saturday. /Courtesy of Megabox