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Disaster Movie 'Haeundae' Heads for 10-Million Mark

2009/08/17 | 271 views |  | Permalink | Source

The Korean disaster film "Haeundae" has attracted more than 9 million spectators in the 26 days since its release and is about to surpass the 10 million mark. Dstributor CJ Entertainment on Monday said the film drew a total of 9.07 million viewers by Sunday. And as of Saturday, with an accumulated number of 8.8 million spectators, it already surpassed "D-War" to take the fifth place in the all-time box office hit parade for Korean films.

"Haeundae" is also the second fastest of four Korean films that attracted over 10 million spectators, topped only by "The Host", which drew 9 million viewers in just 18 days. "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War" took 31 days, "The King and the Clown" 38 and "Silmido" 45.

"Take Off", a story about ski jumpers, is enjoying growing popularity in its third week, topping the box-office chart in terms of the number of spectators per day for three days since Friday over "Haeundae".

According to statistics compiled by the Korean Film Council as of Sunday morning, "Take Off" lured 442,000 viewers in 483 cinemas nationwide from Saturday to Sunday morning, while "Haeundae" drew 425,224. "Take Off" broke the 4 million mark by Sunday.

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