“Extreme Job” Sets New Record For Highest Revenue Earned In Korean Box Office History
“Extreme Job” continues to soar!
According to the Korean Film Council, “Extreme Job” has now become the Korean film with the highest revenue generated. As of March 1, the film has earned 135.9 billion won (approximately $120.53 million) in revenue.
This breaks the record previously set by “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” which was at 135.7 billion won (approximately $120.36 million). A contributing factor to how “Extreme Job” was able to create a larger revenue despite selling less tickets is because the price of a movie ticket has risen from an average of 7,738 won (approximately $6.86) in 2014 to 8,383 won (approximately $7.43) in 2018.
This also makes “Extreme Job” the second most profitable Korean film, as production costs had been approximately 6.5 billion won (approximately $5.76 million). The most profitable film to date is “Miracle in Cell No.7,” which was produced at 3.5 billion won (approximately $3.1 million).
“Extreme Job” was the 18th Korean film and 23rd film overall to reach 10 million moviegoers. It was the second comedy film to reach the milestone after 2013’s “Miracle in Cell No.7,” and it currently holds the record as the most successful comedic Korean film in the box offices.
The film has attracted 15.94 million moviegoers, according to statistics released on March 2, and is set to surpass the 16 million mark soon. The film is currently the second most-watched film in Korea, just 1.67 million moviegoers away from breaking the record currently held by “The Admiral: Roaring Currents.”
Congratulations to “Extreme Job” on the amazing achievement!