JYJ‘s documentary ‘THE DAY‘ finally opened on the big screens on February 23rd, and it triumphed over ‘War with Crime : Era of the Bad Guys‘ to claim the #1 spot at the box office.
According to the Korean Film Commission, 17.8% of all tickets sold were for JYJ’s ‘THE DAY’, while ‘War With Crime’ came in at #2, selling 17.0%.
‘THE DAY’ is a documentary that reveals footage of the JYJ members living their daily lives and speaking honestly about their dreams and struggles. The film ran into some complications before it actually became possible for it to premiere.
It was first scheduled to air on QTV but the broadcast was unfortunately cancelled, and the film was then planned to premiere on the big screen with CGV but the plans fell through. Finally, the film was confirmed to premiere with Lotte Cinema.
‘THE DAY’ is being played in theaters from February 23rd through the 26th twice a day in Korea. There are 8 theaters playing the documentary in Seoul, 5 in Gyeonggi, 4 in Kyungsang-do, and 2 in both Choongchung and Junra-do.
Meanwhile, following behind ‘THE DAY’ and ‘War with Crime’ are ‘Howling‘ with 12.2%, and ‘Man on a Ledge‘ with 11.8%.