“Roaring Currents” Surpasses “Avatar” and Becomes the Biggest Grossing Movie in Korea

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Historical blockbuster “Roaring Currents” has surpassed the record set by the American sci-fi movie “Avatar” and has become the biggest grossing movie in Korea.

“Roaring Currents” distribution company CJ E&M released on August 30 that “Roaring Currents” has grossed 128,481,090,010 won (approximately 126,552,588 USD) in 31 days since it opened in theaters. It has now become the biggest grossing Korean movie of all-time, surpassing “Avatar” which grossed 128,447,097,523 won in Korea.

Previously, the movie set a record for reaching 10 million audience in the shortest period of time, of just 12 days. Then it managed to set another record for a Korean film, bringing out 16 million people to see the movie. Its ticket sales are far ahead of the tickets sold for the next two top-grossing films, “Avatar” and Bong Joon Ho‘s “The Host,” both in the 13 million range.

“Roaring Currents” is currently preparing a wider international release with the proven success of the movie. Directed by director Kim Han Min (“War of Arrows“, “Cellphone“), “Roaring Currents” stars Choi Min Sik as General Lee Soon Shin, who managed to defeat 330 enemy ships with just 12 ships.