'Thirst' Breaks This Year's Box Office Record on Release

      May 04, 2009 11:57

      "Thirst," the latest film by Park Chan-wook, has attracted more than 700,000 viewers in just three days since its release.

      All That Cinema, which is in charge of marketing the film, said Sunday the film, which was released last Thursday, lured 715,000 viewers until Saturday, besting the record set by "Speed Scandal," the most popular Korean film this year to date, which attracted 709,000 viewers in the first three days of its release.

      "Speed Scandal" was released in December and drew a total of 8.27 million viewers.

      "Thirst" has been invited to the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, and created a lot of buzz even before the release for the a full frontal nude shot of star Song Kang-ho, and steamy sex scenes between Song and co-star Kim Ok-bin.

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