July 10, 2015 10:34
"Northern Limit Line" is soon expected to hit the 4 million mark in cinema attendance. The film, which depicts a cross-border naval skirmish with North Korea in June 2002, sold some 177,000 tickets on Wednesday alone to attract a total of 3.69 million viewers.
It has taken the top spot at the local box office for two consecutive days, beating the Hollywood blockbuster "Terminator Genisys."
The film will likely attract more than 4 million viewers in total on Friday afternoon, according to distributor NEW on Thursday, competing with domestic horror "The Piper" and Pixar's animated film "Inside Out," both of which opened Thursday.
"Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island," which was released for the Lunar New Year holiday in February, holds the record for the most viewers among Korean films so far this year at 3.87 million.
Although "Northern Limit Line" was released in June, which is a slow season for the movie industry, it has already sold 2.6 million tickets to pass the break-even point. Many predict it is only a matter of time before it takes this year's top spot.
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