A domestic film depicting the life of a typical father from Korea’s older generation became this year’s first movie to surpass 10 million in attendance on Tuesday, its investor-distributor said.
“Ode to My Father” hit the milestone at 10,000,677 viewers 27 days after it opened on Dec. 17, CJ Entertainment said, adding that it became the 14th film ever to attract 10 million viewers at the local box-office.
In South Korea, average budget films seen by more than 10 million people are considered big commercial successes. Including “Ode to My Father,” only 11 domestic films have so far collected more than 10 million viewers.
The film’s success comes amid controversy over the film’s alleged attempt to idealize the past under the rule of authoritarian regimes.
Source: Busan eFM News
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