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‘The Himalayas’ Smashes Christmas Box Office Record

A scene from the South Korean movie "The Himalayas." (Image : Yonhap)

A scene from the South Korean movie “The Himalayas.” (Image : Yonhap)

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.’


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