‘Mask Girl’ and ‘Moving’ Thriving Together in Global Box Office Success
Global OTT series ‘Mask Girl’ and ‘Moving’ are each making waves in the home theater success with their distinct charms.
On the 23rd (Korean time), Netflix announced in its weekly “Top 10 Non-English Language Programs (Shows)” chart, based on users’ viewing time, that ‘Mask Girl’ claimed the 2nd spot with 2.8 million views just three days after its release. Additionally, the show secured the 1st position in a total of 17 countries, including Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as domestically.
The Disney+ original series ‘Moving’ (written by Gang Pull, directed by Park Inje and Park Yoonseo, produced by Content Media Group New) is also gaining popularity both domestically and internationally.
‘Moving,’ a tentpole project that cost over 50 billion KRW to produce even before its release, has fulfilled the role of savior for Disney+ whose series performance had been lackluster in the past. On the global OTT platform ranking site Flix Patrol, ‘Moving’ secured the 1st spot in the 2023 34th week for Disney+ TV Shows Worldwide category. Moreover, it reached the top spot in 5 countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, where it is aired, in addition to domestically.
Forbes, the American weekly magazine, described ‘Moving’ as “a well-executed story with plenty of action scenes and a well-developed emotional core. The heartbreaking tale of protecting one’s child from the world is blended with fantastic elements that prevent the story from becoming overly heavy.”
Carol Choi, Head of Original Content Strategy for Walt Disney Company Asia, commented, “Moving, with its 11 episodes, has surpassed expectations, eliciting remarkable responses from global consumers.”