'Dream' is first Korean film to top box office in 50 days

Film ″Dream″ starring Park Seo-joon and IU [PLUSM ENTERTAINMENT]

“Dream,” starring actors IU and Park Seo-joon, is the first Korean film in 50 days to land atop the box office, its distributor Plus M announced Thursday.

The film topped the box office on Wednesday, the first day of its release, with 93,400 audience members, beating “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” also released on the same day, which totaled 89,600 audiences.

Helmed by director Lee Byeong-heon, known for his 2019 film “Extreme Job,” which garnered 16 million ticket sales, “Dream” is a comedy film based on the real story of an amateur football team consisting of homeless people entering the Homeless World Cup, a football championship joined by other homeless football teams around the world.

“Dream” revolves around star football player Yoon Hong-dae, played by Park, who involuntarily starts coaching a football team with homeless players before meeting Lee So-min, played by IU, an unenthusiastic producer shooting a documentary about the team. The film also features actors Ko Chang-seok, Jung Seung-kil, Lee Hyun-woo and Yang Hyun-min as homeless football players, each with their own unique stories.

″Dream″ landed on top of the box office on the day of its release on Wednesday [SCREEN CAPTURE]