The Disney movie "Frozen," directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, is likely to be the first animation to see cinema attendance exceed 10 million in Korea.
According to the Korean Film Council, the accumulated number of viewers stood at 97.75 million as of Wednesday. Considering that over 50,000 people watch the musical flick on weekdays and double this number at weekends on average, the figure is expected to pass 10 million this weekend.
"Frozen" will be the first animation, the second foreign film after "Avatar," and the 11th film among domestic and foreign releases to attract over 10 million theatergoers in the country. Of the 11 movies, it is the only one with a general admission rating.
The animation has earned US$67 million so far in Korea. In response to the film's continuing popularity, a sing-along version including karaoke-style subtitles is due to be released at some local theaters on March 6.