August 10, 2011 12:52
The first Korean 3D film "Sector 7" pulled more than 1.5 million viewers in only five days despite mixed reviews.
According to data compiled by the Korean Film Council, it lured 142,612 moviegoers nationwide on Monday, taking the no. 1 spot at the box office and bringing the total to over 1.5 million viewers.
Earlier, it set a record for attracting 1 million moviegoers in three days, the shortest time for a Korean film released this year. "The Host" achieved the feat in only two days in 2006, the shortest in Korean film history.
The industry attributes the success of "Sector 7" to curiosity about the film itself and star Ha Ji-won's comeback to the screen.
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