Korean movie draws 11 million viewers

2 March 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

‘˜Miracle in Cell No. 7’ drew 11.09 million viewers in just 38 days after its release, official data showed Friday. This makes it the seventh highest grossing movie in Korean film history, beating Kang Woo-suk’s 2003 drama “Silmido‘, reported Korea Herald.A heartwarming comedy about a mentally challenged father (played by Ryoo Seung-ryong) wrongfully imprisoned for murder, the film drew 4.6 million viewers in its first two weeks of release. The plot of the film develops as the man forms genuine friendship with his inmates in the cell; the criminals make a plan to help him see his young daughter.The film’s box office performance outdoes last year’s hit “Gwanghae: The Man who Became the King,‘ which broke the 11 million mark in 48 days, and 2009 disaster film “Tidal Wave,‘ which hit the same record in 51 days, according to the state-run Korea Film Council.

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