SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A film about South Korean mountaineers has set a new Christmas Day record with more than 700,000 viewers, data showed Monday.
A total of 746,413 people watched the movie directed by Lee Seok-hoon, breaking the previous record of 640,624 set by “The Attorney” in 2013, data by the Korean Film Council showed.
The domestic film also broke the 4-million-viewer mark in cumulative total on the same day.
Based on a true story, “The Himalayas” follows a team of South Korean mountaineers who set out to find the body of a teammate in the Himalayas in 2005.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” drew 447,000 viewers on Christmas and topped 2 million viewers a week after its South Korean release on Dec. 17.
“The Tiger,” which portrays a curious relationship between a hunter and Korea’s last remaining tiger during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), surpassed the 1-million milestone in nine days, on Christmas Eve.’