"Extreme Job" finally hit the 16 million viewer milestone today. As of March 4th, the film's total box office admissions total 16,029,822 viewers.
"Extreme Job" also hit a financial record, as its total box office profits exceed that of "The Admiral: Roaring Currents". "Extreme Job" has made 135,951,507,146 won at the box office, compared to 135,749,398,910 won for "The Admiral: Roaring Currents".
The reason why "Extreme Job" has made more money on fewer tickets than "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" with fewer viewers is because of inflation. The average ticket price for "Extreme Job" (after calculating various promotional transactions) is 8,286 won. The average ticket price for "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" was 7,619 won. The American equivalent of such prices would be between eight and nine dollars.
"Extreme Job" is also profitable because of its fairly cheap production budget. "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" cost about three times that much, although even that was well under twenty million dollars, which is modest by American standards.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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