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THE CLASSIFIED FILE Marks the Highest Opening Score for 2015 Local Releases
Jun 23, 2015
- Writerby Sonia KIL
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 KWAK Kyung-taek film opened last Thursday (June 18) and amassed $1.25 million from 181,739 admissions on the opening day alone, beating all earlier local titles’ opening scores this year: Gangnam Blues (152,571 admissions); Detective K: The Secret of the Lost Island (113,443); Twenty (151,161); The Treacherous (83,605); and The Chronicles of Evil (114,544). The Classified File has since Thursday amassed $8.56 million from 1.16 million admissions.
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.
Three big local titles Minority Opinion, Intimate Enemies and Northern Limit Line are set to hit cinemas this week.