“Roaring Currents” Becomes First Movie to Surpass 17 Million Views in Korea

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The historical film “Roaring Currents” has set yet another record as the first movie to gather a total of 17 million viewers since its release.

On September 3, CJ E&M stated that the film “Roaring Currents” has surpassed the 17 million mark since the movie was released in theaters on July 30. It has also surpassed the record set by the Hollywood sci-fi film “Avatar” as the biggest grossing Korean movie of all time.

“Roaring Currents,” the film that has attained the best opening viewership score with 680,000, the best weekday viewership score with 980,000, and the best daily viewership score with 1.25 million since it opened, has been continuously breaking and making new records since it opened on July 30.

Meanwhile, CJ E&M will offer free screenings of the movie “Roaring Currents” to the senior citizens who live alone, the study room children, soldiers, and policemen from September 16. CJ E&M also revealed that they plan to hold 200 free screenings for a total of 100,000 viewers as service to the viewers.

“Roaring Currents” is a film that takes place in the year 1597, when General Lee Soon Shin defeated 330 enemy ships with only 12 of his own. Veteran actor Choi Min Shik plays the role of Lee Soon Shin. Acting alongside him are Ryu Seung Ryong, Jo Jin Woong, Jin Gu, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Yul, Kim Tae Hoon, Otani Ryohei, Go Kyung Pyo, and No Min Woo. The director, Kim Han Min, is known for films such as “War of the Arrows,” “Cellphone,” and “Paradise Murdered.