"Secretly Greatly" has attracted over 4 million viewers in just eight days of its release. According to the Korean Film Council on Wednesday, the film sold 188,324 tickets that day alone to top the local box office. The accumulated number of spectators stood at 4.06 million.
Based on a popular webtoon of the same title, the movie revolves around North Korean spies who disguise themselves as a motley crew -- including a village idiot, an aspiring rocker and a high school student -- to survive in the South and complete their mission.
The movie has already set a number of records in the history of Korean cinema, including highest number of tickets pre-sold, most viewers on opening day, most tickets sold in one day, and fastest movie to attract 1 million spectators.