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2014/08/12 | | Permalink
Kim's "Admiral" surpasses 10M in record time…
Kim Han-min's cinematic celebration of the legendary Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin continued its record-breaking form as it powered past the 10 million admissions mark with ease. Over this past weekend Kim's period epic claimed over 2.5M stubs (58.8%) over 1,335 screens to become the fastest Korean film to reach that milestone, and now stands as the tenth highest grossing Korean film of all time. The film depicts Yi Sun-sin's famous victory at the Battle of Myeongnyang where, against all odds, he defeated the Japanese navy on the Myeongnyang Strait by forcing the Japanese fleet into the narrow pass and made strategic use of the straights strong and shifting currents. "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" now has a total tally of 10.7M admissions ($81.1M); an incredible achievement considering the film was only released on the 30th of last month...More
The record-breaking movie "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" topped the weekend box office in Korea, adding more than 2.8 million viewers from Friday to Sunday and pushing overall ticket sales to more than 10 million.
According to the Korean Film Council yesterday, the movie, which opened on July 30, has made more than 22 billion won ($21 million) from weekend ticket sales...More
2014/08/04 | | Permalink
Records tumble in the wake of Kim Han-min's awesome "Admiral"…
Kim Han-min's period epic "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" soared into the record books over the weekend to become the first film to break a million admissions in a single day. Over the weekend Kim's big-budget blockbuster claimed 3.3M admissions (or 65.7% of ticket sales) over 1,586 screens to force the recently released "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" down to third. The only other films to sell more than 45K tickets were "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Guardians of the Galaxy", the rest simply made up the numbers as these four favourites devoured over 97% of the box office pie...More
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