The movie “Tunnel” (directed by Kim Sung Hoon) has surpassed 5 million admissions in only 12 days!
On August 21, representatives from the film announced that as of that afternoon at 5:30 p.m. KST the film had sold 5,000,338 tickets since its opening day on August 10.
Ha Jung Woo stars in the action film about an ordinary salaryman who gets stuck in a collapsed tunnel. Its high admissions rate puts it on par with the other summer blockbuster in Korea, “Operation Chromite.”
Ha Jung Woo and Bae Doona, who also stars in the movie, took a picture to commemorate the milestone along with director Kim Sung Hoon. (The balloon reads “500” because in Korean “10 000” is a separate unit; e.g. 500 x 10,000 = 5,000,000).
This weekend, “The Last Princess” and “Operation Chromite” held the No. 3 and No. 5 spots at the Korean box office while “Train to Busan” ranked No. 6. The Hollywood animation “Secret Life of Pets” ranked No. 4 and “Star Trek: Beyond” ranked No. 2.