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'Ode to My Father' Passes 'Avatar' on All-Time Box-Office List

2015/02/17 | Permalink | Source

"Ode to My Father" has become the second-most-successful film ever released in Korea, trailing only "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", which attracted 17.61 million viewers last year.

The weepie drew over 49,000 moviegoers at 418 cinemas across the country on Saturday alone, bringing total ticket sales so far to 13.31 million and taking the film past James Cameron's "Avatar" (13.30 million) in the all-time box-office rankings.

The film, which portrays a man's sacrifices for his family as Korea's tumultuous modern history unfolds, was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month.

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