August 18, 2014

“The Admiral: Roaring Currents” becomes the most watched film in South Korea cinema history

With almost 15 million tickets sold “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” broke all records. This weekend the film become the most watched film in the South Korea cinema history.

Since its premier on July 30th “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” (Myeong-ryang) directed by Han-min Kim has become a cinematographic phenomenon. In just three weeks the movie became the most watched movie in South Korea cinema history. So much is the notoriety of the movie that it overpass “The Host” (2006) the most watched Korean film with 13 million viewers but also over pass “Avatar” (2009) the most watched film in Korean cinema with 13.6 million spectators.

This weekend “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” reached 14.6 million of viewers and manage to get 85% of the spectators. Regarding the box office the film accumulates ₩ 113 million of Wons (US$ 110.5 millions). CJ Entertainment Inc, the distributor and producer company has released the movie in the USA this weekend.

About the film

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
Director: Han-min Kim
Script: Cheol-Hong Jeon, Han-min Kim
Cast: Min-sik Choi, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Ku Jin
Production: South Korea| 2014
Original Title: Myeong-ryang
Duration: 126 minutes

Year 1597, Joseon Dynasty has been under Japanese attack for six years. As the nation faces possibility of loss with the Japanese military charging fearlessly to the capital of the nation, Admiral YI is reappointed as the Chief of Naval Operations and assembles a group of soldiers to defend the nation against Japanese attack. Japanese Chief Commander Kurushima, notorious for his cruel personality and clever strategies, respond by destroying Joseon's one last hope, the Turtle Ship. With just 12 battleships and an army of doubtful soldiers, Admiral YI and his soldiers face 330 Japanese battleships in The Battle of Myeong-Nyang.


Sebastián Nadilo

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