South Korean studio CJ E&M has announced English-language dance romance Make Your Move has sold to 54 countries for a total of $6.3m to date.
Territories include Russia-CIS (West), Hong Kong (Sundream), Belgium (Beneluxe), UAE (Gulf Film) and Netherlands (Benelux Film Investments).
Starring K-pop diva BoA, the film is co-produced by CJ E&M, SM Entertainment, and Robert Cort Productions.
With sales handled by Lionsgate, the film has already been released in 14 countries and will have its North American release handled by High Top on April 18. CJ E&M is set to release the film in Korea on April 17.
Directed by Duane Adler, the film features BoA as star-crossed lovers with Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough in New York’s underground club world.
“Winning attention from buyers around the world, particularly in Europe, which accounts for 70% of pre-sales to-date, we’re excited at the model of global collaboration Make Your Move provides to advance Korean films into foreign markets,” said Steven Nam, CJ E&M’s Senior Vice President of International Film Financing and Production.