“Ode to My Father” Breaks into Top 10 Box Office Hits


According the Korean Film Council, “Ode to My Father” ticket sales have reached over 11.37 million, launching it into tenth place in Korea’s all-time box office ticket sales list. The most recent ticket sales numbers have surpassed the 2013 film “The Attorney,” which previously held the number 10 spot. If ticket sales continue at this pace, the film will soon pass “Haeundae,” currently in ninth place, which sold over 11.45 million tickets.

An official from CJ Entertainment, the film’s distributor, stated, “Steady word-of-mouth about this authentic ‘national movie’ that follows many generations continues to sell tickets. Even as other prominent new films opened in the five weeks since the film came out, ticket sales are not slowing down. Where will it ultimately end up on the box office ranking list?”

Currently, the top 10 movies ranked by ticket sales in Korea are, in order: “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” (2014), “Avatar” (2009), “The Host” (2006), “The Thieves” (2012), “Miracle in Cell No. 7” (2013), “Masquerade” (2012), “King and the Clown” (2005), “Taegukgi” (2004), and “Haeundae” (2009).

Starring Hwang Jung Min, Kim Yunjin, and Oh Dal Soo, “Ode to My Father” follows the life of one man through the events of Korean modern history, from the Korean War to the present.

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