"KIM Jiyoung: Born 1982" has just broken the 2.6 million viewer mark in South Korea. The movie has performed strongly over the last two weeks off of weak expectations.
The explicitly feminist themed adaptation of a popular novel has both brought in new fans of the book, but also expanded on it with new episodes, such as a sequence involving the title character's favorite kind of bread. The author of the novel has expressed approval of these addendums.
"KIM Jiyoung: Born 1982" hit the million viewer mark at five days. At eight days, the movie had earned enough box office revenue to pay off its production budget. At eleven days it hit the two million viewer mark. From this point onward "KIM Jiyoung: Born 1982" is unlikely to go much farther than the three million mark in the face of new competition this weekend, but it will still have the secondary markets, and was already sold to foreign markets ahead of its domestic release.
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 email@example.com.
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