Local Films Expected to Recover from the Long Slump
Crime drama The Classified File
marked the highest opening score for all local films released this year.
The director’s previous release Friend: The Great Legacy
scored $9.33 million from 1.37 admissions in the first week and grossed a total of $19.81 during the theatrical run in 2013. 2005’s Typhoon
, which earned $20.18 million, is currently KWAK’s highest-grossing film.
Opening on the same day, another local newcomer The Silenced
landed in third spot, amassing $1.83 million over four days. Though far weaker than The Classified File
the mystery drama set under Japanese occupation has already exceeded director LEE Hae-young
’s previous title Foxy Festival
which managed $1.38 million in 2010.