“Gangnam 1970” attracts an audience of 700,000 on its first weekend

Anticipated film Gangnam 1970 opened in Korean theaters on January 21st, and on its first weekend, has been reported to have attracted an audience of 700,000!

According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) on January 26th, 709,075 tickets were sold over the weekend between the 23rd and 25th, topping the weekend box office despite its Teenage Restricted rating. The cumulative attendance since the film’s opening currently stands at 1,001,245. In a span of five days, Gangnam 1970 has quickly caught up to the film Ode to My Father’s cumulative attendance since its release on December 17, 2014.

In the same period, Disney’s Big Hero took 2nd place with 661,848 people (cumulative 839,037) , Ode to My Father in 3rd with 512,131 people (cumulative 1,204,554), Love Forecast in 4th with 281,152 people (cumulative 1,552,473 people), and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in 5th place with 177,613 people (cumulative 902,104).

Gangnam 1970 stars actors Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won, whose characters’ friendship is tested in this noir film that portrays the war between political powers and gangster organizations in Korea at the time.

Source: TV Report