- LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT
Lotte Entertainment is a fully-integrated leading entertainment company with operations in film investment, distribution, production and international sales with over hundreds of films.
The Company was founded in September 2003 by its parent company Lotte Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Asia. Some of the prominent titles that Lotte represents are Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) and Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), which have been marked as the most successful film series in Korea, former title holding the record for the fastest Korean film to reach 7 and 8 million admissions and latter title ranking the 3rd most watched Korean film of all time in the nation, surpassing 1.4m admissions.
Lotte's recent title, Escape from Mogadishu (2021) by director RYOO Seung-wan, was the highest grossing Korean film in 2021 with over 3.5m admissions. The film was also a Korean Oscar Contender for 2022. Moreover, #Alive (2020), a surviving thriller from zombie apocalypse, is the first Korean film to be ranked #1 in USA & Europe on worldwide streaming platform. Within two days from the release, this title reached #1 on movie chart in 35 countries including France, Spain and Sweden.
Other notable previous titles include Kim Ji-young born 1982 (2019), a film based on a best seller novel that has been ranked as the highest selling Korean literature abroad during the recent 5 years, Intimate Strangers (2018), which has been sold to over 44 countries worldwide and Innocent Witness (2019). The company plans to expand its business beyond Korean and Asian markets, partnering with strong international producers and distributors.