On Christmas Eve alone, 1.27 million tickets were sold for the fantasy extravaganza, a rare feat for a movie in the traditionally slow winter months.
"Ode to My Father", the most successful winter release to date, took 12 days to hit the 4 million mark in 2014.
Why is the movie so successful? Koreans love a family drama, and the computer graphics are spectacular.
"Having the power to move viewers is a great virtue for commercial films", says film critic Jeon Chan-il. "I want to praise the way the 'cold' digital CGI and 'warm' analogue sentiments are so well mixed in the movie".
The fantasy aspect appeals to young people, the family theme to older ones.
Movie market analyst Kim Hyung-ho says "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" will easily break the 10 million viewer mark.
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