The noir film "Coin Locker Girl" passed the 1 million mark in viewership on Saturday, some 10 days after its release on April 30.
The film's viewership performance came as a surprise because it faces a number of box-office disadvantages.
It received an R rating, which greatly limits the audience, and had to contend with competition for filmgoers' cash with Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron", which has virtually monopolized cinemas across the country.
Thanks to a positive reception from audiences, however, it has been able to get screened in more cinemas.
"Coin Locker Girl" concerns the relationship between a girl who was abandoned in a coin locker at a subway station at birth and a crime boss who raised her.
The film will be screened as part of International Critics' Week at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday.
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