After seeing a successful opening during the holidays, Korean hit ASHFALL will be expanding to multiple additional theaters this weekend. ASHFALL opened in the US on December 26th and brought in over $36,000 domestically on opening weekend with a cumulative worldwide gross of over $60,000,000. The film has continued to see solid numbers on just two screens with an overall domestic box office of over $260,000+, which led to a significant expansion into multiple theaters starting January 17th. ASHFALL is being released by capelight pictures and CJ Entertainment.

FILM SYNOPSIS
An unexpected eruption of Korea’s tallest volcano, which straddles the China-North Korea border, leaves the Korean peninsula in shambles. Seismologists warn this is only the preliminary eruption — A devastating super-eruption is still to come.

Yoo-kyung (JEON Hye Jin) is Chief Secretary to the President of South Korea. While her team puts together an emergency countermeasure for the impending national crisis, she meets renowned Korean-American seismologist, Bong-rae (Don LEE). Bong-rae presents a theory that could possibly stop the volcanic explosion. Despite a very small possibility of success, the two decide to set the plan into motion.

In-chang (HA Jung Woo) is only days away from completing his service with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit of the South Korean Army. An accident during a missile dismantling operation leaves him in charge of the team, and he is called away to his last mission before returning home to his wife, Ji-young (BAE Su Zy).

In-chang’s team secretly reaches out to a North Korean elite officer, Jun-pyong (LEE Byung Hun), who holds the key to the mission to stop the volcanic eruption. However, Jun-pyong keeps acting erratically. With doom looming, everyone must work together to avoid imminent devastation.

View the official trailer below: