“A Taxi Driver” Ties Ticket Sales Record With “The Battleship Island” + Ryu Jun Yeol Thanks Fans
On August 6, the film “A Taxi Driver” (directed by Jang Hoon) surpassed 4 million spectators.
Showbox, the investor and distributor of the film, announced through a press release that as of 2:50 p.m. KST on August 6, the film had sold 4,002,663 tickets at the box office.
The statement continued, “‘A Taxi Driver’ has been getting good reception and word-of-mouth, with an average rating of 9 and a CGV Golden Egg score of 98 percent on various advance sales websites. Song Kang Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeol’s passionate acting, Jang Hoon’s simple direction, and the warm feelings of hope and laughter that accompany the 1980s setting have captivated viewers with a heart-thumping story.”
“A Taxi Driver” surpassed 1 million viewers within two days of its release, 2 million viewers on the third day, and 3 million on the fourth day, and now 4 million five days after its release. This makes it tied with “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” (2014 film) and the recently released “The Battleship Island,” both of whom also surpassed 4 million viewers five days after their premieres.
On the same day, Ryu Jun Yeol thanked fans for the accomplishment on C-JeS’s official Instagram.
“A Taxi Driver” follows a Seoul taxi driver in May 1980, who agrees to drive a German reporter to Gwangju before curfew on the promise of a large amount of money.