It was recently revealed that “Roaring Currents,” starring Choi Min Shik, had officially passed 10 million viewers, and consequently set the record for the shortest time in achieving this goal.
On the morning of August 10, the distribution company of the film, CJ E&M, revealed, “This morning at 8AM, ‘Roaring Currents’ had 471,956 more viewers, summing up to a grand total of 10,226,042 views.” We reported earlier of the film’s beginning achievements, which you can read here:
But here is the list of all of the film’s record-setting statistics:
Best Opening Viewership (680,000)
Best Weekday Viewership (980,000)
Best Daily Viewership (1,250,000)
Fastest Achievement of 1 Million Views (2 days)
Fastest Achievement of 2 Million Views (3 days)
Fastest Achievement of 3 Million Views (4 days)
Fastest Achievement of 4 Million Views (5 days)
Fastest Achievement of 5 Million Views (6 days)
Fastest Achievement of 6 Million Views (7 days)
Fastest Achievement of 7 Million Views (8 days)
Fastest Achievement of 8 Million Views (10 days)
Fastest Achievement of 9 Million Views (11 days)
Fastest Achievement of 10 Million Views (12 days)
This 10 Million Viewership record beats some of the most well-known films from the past, including “The Host” (22 days), and “The Thieves” (22 days), by 10 full days. The record is approximately three times faster than even “Avatar” (38 days), “The Miracle in Cell Number 7” (32 days), “Masquerade” (38 days), and “The Attorney” (33 days).
Many fans are wondering if “Roaring Currents” will set the new record for the highest viewership ever, a title that currently belongs to “Avatar” at 13,624,328 views. At this rate, 14 million seems just around the corner.
Meanwhile, “Roaring Currents” takes places in the year 1597, when General Lee Soon Shin defeated 330 enemy ships with only 12 of his own. Also starring beside Choi Min Shik are Ryu Seung Ryong, Jo Jin Woong, Jin Gu, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Yul, Kim Tae Hoon, Otani Ryohei, Ko Gyung Pyo, and Noh Min Woo. The director, Kim Han Min, is known for films such as “War of the Arrows,” “Cellphone,” and “Paradise Murdered.”
What do you guys think? Do you think that this film will set a new high record?