Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

'Host' Breaks 3 Million Viewer Record in 6 Days

2006/08/02 Source

By Chung Ah-young
Staff Reporter

The domestic sci-fi film, The Host directed by Bong Joon-ho, has passed the three million viewers mark in just six days since its release last Thursday, setting a new box office record.

According to Show Box, the film distributor, the The Host has attracted an audience of 3.7 million nationwide as of Tuesday, breaking records set for the three million mark by the nations previous blockbusters _ "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War" and "Silmido" released in 2004 took eight and 11 days, respectively, while the "King and the Clown" took nine days in 2005.

All three of these films exceeded the 10 million mark later in their runs.

In Seoul alone The Host was seen by 1.94 million people over the period, an all time high in the capital.

The film revolves around the story of a peaceful Korea family whose life is shattered by a monster, a mutant created by toxic chemicals dumped in the Han River.

Kang-doo, played by Song Kang-ho, who runs a mini convenience store alongside the river fights against the monster with his father (played by Byun Hee-bong) and other family members to rescue his daughter.

Tickets for the sc-fi film reserved through the Internet before its release reached 95 percent capacity at theaters offering the service, raising expectations that it may well set a new high for audience figures on the local film scene.

It remains to be seen whether it can break the all-time high of 12.3 million viewers set by last year's "King and the Clown".

The film is been now showing in a total of 620 theaters nationwide, the largest number of screens ever for a domestic film.

Source : www.koreatimes.co.kr...

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"'Host' Breaks 3 Million Viewer Record in 6 Days"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news
  • Domestic Film Exports Drop in H1 2006
    2006/08/01 (Source)
    Overseas exports of Korean films plunged in the first half of 2006 after a Korean pop culture boom overseas.

    The Korean Film Council said August 1 that 128 domestic films were exported to 47 countries in the first six months of the year, with the contract amount reaching 17.4 million dollars, dow,...
    More

  • Film “The Host” Draws Most Viewers on Weekdays
    2006/08/01 (Source)
    Just three days after setting a record on July 31 by drawing three million viewers in the shortest period of time in domestic box-office history, the film "The Host" also broke the record of number of viewers who watched a movie on weekdays.

    Since its opening on June 27, "The Host" drew 892,517 v,...
    More

  • TV Spot Pitches Korea's Sexiest Against Each Other
    2006/08/01 (Source)
    Lee Hyori dressed as Marilyn Monroe in a Samsung Anycall commercial Jun Ji-hyun in a Samsung Anyc,...More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations