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

"April Snow" draws one million viewers in shortest period of time

2005/09/30 | Permalink | Source

The movie "April Snow", starring Bae Yong-joon and Son Ye-jin, drew one million viewers in the shortest period of time among all Korean movies ever shown in Japan.

The Japanese daily Sankei Sports quoted UIP, the movie's distributor in Japan, as saying that the number of people who have seen "April Snow" since its nationwide opening at 400 theaters on Sept. 17 had exceeded one million as of Sept. 28, the 12th day of the movie's screening.

So far, only two Korean movies -- "Shiri", starring Han Suk-kyu, and "Windstruck", starring Jun Ji-hyun -- managed to draw more than one million viewers in Japan. Sankei Sports also noted that "April Snow" broke the record of "Windstruck", which took 22 days to draw one million viewers, and once again attested the feat to Bae's unrivaled popularity in Japan.

"April Snow" is well on track to bringing in 1.5 billion yen (about 15 billion won) in ticket sales by this weekend, and is likely to easily meet the distributor's goal of 3 billion yen, said Japanese sources.

UIP is confident that "April Snow" will break the box-office record of "Windstruck", which grossed a total of 2 billion yen, as more young women are coming to see the movie these days.

Meanwhile, the movie's lead actor, Bae, said in a message sent via UIP that he was happy to hear the news that the movie had drawn more than one million viewers, and added that he was impressed to receive a positive response from Japanese audiences, as "April Snow" symbolized a new challenge for his acting skills.

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


 

 

 Previous news
  • Lee Byung-hun debuts as jewelry designer in Japan
    2005/09/30 (Source)
    At a press conference held in Tokyo on Sept. 29, hallyu star Lee Byung-hun announced his plans to debut as a jewelry designer for the Japanese jewelry brand "Samantha Tiara".

    The Japanese sports daily Sports Nippon reported on Sept. 30 that Lee--the first male promotion model/designer of the bran,...
    More

  • Chinese Mainland in Thrall to 'Dae jang geum'
    2005/09/30 (Source)
    The vast Chinese mainland is mesmerized by the Korean historical soap "Dae jang geum, (A Jewel in the Palace)". Hunan TV, which started airing the program on Sept. 1 from 10 p.m. to midnight, is keeping up the advertising pressure, inviting Lee Young-ae, who plays the heroine, to China early next mo,...More

  • 'April Snow' Seen by 1 Mil. Viewers in Japan
    2005/09/30 (Source)
    Local actor Bae Yong-joon's film "April Snow" reached the one-million-viewer mark in Japan on Wednesday, just 12 days after its official release.

    Thanks to the huge popularity of Bae, who is affectionately called "Yonsama" among Japanese fans, the melodrama reached the mark in the shortest time e,...
    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

Movie of the week

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