'Minari' Gets Box Office Boost from Oscars

  • By Kwak Aram

    May 03, 2021 10:24

    /Newsis

    "Minari," a film by Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung, has attracted more than 1 million moviegoers in Korea in the 60 days since its release on March 3 here.

    Chung's autobiographical account of a Korean family that migrates to the U.S. in the 1980s, the film earned actress Youn Yuh-jung the best supporting actress Oscar at this year's Academy Awards on April 25.

    The Korean Film Council said on Sunday that "Minari" sold 1,009,000 tickets as of May 1.

    It topped the box office for three weeks following its release before being eclipsed by new releases. But it recently rose again on the box office, buoyed by buzz surrounding the Academy Awards.

    The film is only the second movie to exceed the 1 million viewer mark so far this year after Pixar's animated film "Soul" in February.

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