Wednesday, January 14, 2015
News: ODE TO MY FATHER Joins the 10 Million Viewer Club
After four weeks, JK Youn's blockbuster melodrama Ode to My Father joined the 10 million viewer club last night. It is the 11th Korean film to do so at the local box office and the 14th overall. It's also the fourth film of 2014 to reach the mark (a record), along with Frozen, Roaring Currents and Interstellar, and the first time that a director has breached the barrier twice, since Youn's previously managed the feat with Haeundae in 2009.
Ode to My Father was still number one at the box office last night with 155,638 admissions and a 41.6% market share, so it could still go quite a bit further before all is said and done. The film featured Hwang Jung-min as a man who tries to provide for his family as he gets involved in numerous historical episodes over the course of a few decades.
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