List of highest-grossing films in South Korea

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This is a list of highest-grossing films at the South Korean box office, by receipts and the number of tickets sold nationwide.

50 Highest-Grossing Domestic Films by Admissions[edit]

This is listed by the tickets sold nationwide, as of August 31, 2014, according to the Korean Film Council.[1]

Rank English title Korean title Director Admissions Year
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents 명량 Kim Han-min 16,928,908 2014
2 The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho 13,019,740 2006
3 The Thieves 도둑들 Choi Dong-hoon 12,983,330 2012
4 Miracle in Cell No. 7 7번방의 선물 Lee Hwan-kyung 12,810,776 2013
5 Masquerade 광해, 왕이 된 남자 Choo Chang-min 12,319,542 2012
6 King and the Clown 왕의 남자 Lee Joon-ik 12,302,831 2005
7 Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Kang Je-gyu 11,746,135 2004
8 Haeundae 해운대 Yoon Je-kyoon 11,453,338 2009
9 The Attorney 변호인 Yang Woo-seok 11,375,954 2013
10 Silmido 실미도 Kang Woo-suk 11,081,000 2003
11 Snowpiercer 설국열차 Bong Joon-ho 9,341,747 2013
12 The Face Reader 관상 Han Jae-rim 9,135,492 2013
13 Take Off 국가 대표 Kim Yong-hwa 8,845,330 2009
14 Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 Hwang Dong-hyuk 8,656,417 2014
15 D-War 디 워 Shim Hyung-rae 8,426,973 2007
16 Scandal Makers 과속 스캔들 Kang Hyeong-cheol 8,245,523 2008
17 Friend 친구 Kwak Kyung-taek 8,134,500 2001
18 Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴 투 동막골 Park Kwang-hyun 8,008,622 2005
19 War of the Arrows 최종병기 활 Kim Han-min 7,482,180 2011
20 Sunny 써니 Kang Hyeong-cheol 7,453,029 2011
21 May 18 화려한 휴가 Kim Ji-hoon 7,307,993 2007
22 The Berlin File 베를린 Ryoo Seung-wan 7,166,177 2013
23 A Werewolf Boy 늑대 소년 Jo Sung-hee 7,068,920 2012
24 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Lee Seok-hoon 7,036,436 2014
25 Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 Jang Cheol-soo 6,963,821 2013
26 Tazza: The High Rollers 타짜 Choi Dong-hoon 6,847,777 2006
27 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 Kim Ji-woon 6,686,949 2008
28 200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 Kim Yong-hwa 6,619,498 2006
29 The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 Lee Jeong-beom 6,282,774 2010
30 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치 Choi Dong-hoon 6,136,928 2009
31 My Boss, My Teacher 투사부일체 Kim Dong-won 6,105,431 2006
32 Shiri 쉬리 Kang Je-gyu 5,820,000 1999
33 Joint Security Area 공동경비구역 JSA Park Chan-wook 5,830,000 2000
34 Marrying the Mafia II 가문의 위기 Jeong Yong-ki 5,635,266 2005
35 Hide and Seek 숨바꼭질 Huh Jung 5,604,104 2013
36 The Terror Live 더 테러 라이브 Kim Byeong-woo 5,579,125 2013
37 Secret Reunion 의형제 Jang Hoon 5,507,106 2010
38 Cold Eyes 감시자들 Jo Eui-seok 5,506,770 2013
39 Punch 완득이 Lee Han 5,310,510 2011
40 Memories of Murder 살인의 추억 Bong Joon-ho 5,255,376 2003
41 The Tower 타워 Kim Ji-hoon 5,181,014 2012
42 My Wife is a Gangster 조폭 마누라 Jeong Heung-soon 5,180,900 2001
43 Marathon 말아톤 Jeong Yoon-cheol 5,148,022 2005
44 The Chaser 추격자 Na Hong-jin 5,071,619 2008
45 Marrying the Mafia 가문의 영광 Jeong Heung-soon 5,021,001 2002
46 My Tutor Friend 동갑내기 과외하기 Kim Kyeong-hyeong 4,937,573 2003
47 The Grand Heist 바람과 함께 사라지다 Kim Joo-ho 4,909,937 2012
48 My Sassy Girl 엽기적인 그녀 Kwak Jae-yong 4,852,845 2001
49 Detective K 조선 명탐정 Kim Seok-yoon 4,786,259 2011
50 Kundo: Age of the Rampant 군도: 민란의 시대 Yoon Jong-bin 4,770,799 2014

20 Highest-Grossing Films[edit]

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Rank Title Gross Year
1 Avatar 2009
2 The Host 2006
3 The Thieves 2012
4 Miracle in Cell No. 7 2013
5 Masquerade 2012
6 King and the Clown 2005
7 Taegukgi 2004
8 Haeundae 2009
9 The Attorney 2013
10 Silmido 2003
11 Frozen 2014
12 Snowpiercer 2013
13 The Face Reader 2013
14 Iron Man 3 2013
15 Miss Granny 2014
16 Take Off 2009
17 D-War 2007
18 Scandal Makers 2008
19 Friend 2001
20 Welcome to Dongmakgol 2005

By domestic gross[edit]

This is a list of box office gross of domestic films, in South Korean won, in South Korea (not adjusted for inflation).

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Title Genre Screening
weeks
Gross (₩) Year Ref
The Thieves heist film 10 91,400,903,346 2012 [2]
King and the Clown historical drama 12 72,612,933,980 2005 [3]
Nameless Gangster gangster film noir 9 36,719,761,210 2012 [4]
The Crucible drama 10 35,564,092,274 2011 [5]
The Grand Heist historical comedy 5 33,693,067,319 2012 [6]
Deranged science fiction horror thriller 5 31,992,014,698 2012 [7]
Architecture 101 romantic drama 10 31,523,522,970 2012 [8]
Dancing Queen romantic comedy 7 29,424,263,225 2012 [9]
Unbowed drama 5 24,918,771,501 2012 [10]
Quick contemporary action comedy 7 22,916,786,835 2011 [11]
Spellbound supernatural romantic comedy 6 21,823,393,483 2011 [12]
Confession of Murder action thriller drama 6 19,955,985,636 2012 [13]
Le Grand Chef cookery drama 6 18,472,917,203 2007 [14]
The Client courtroom thriller 7 17,794,632,742 2011 [15]
A Better Tomorrow contemporary gangster drama 6 11,625,641,080 2010 [16]
Wonderful Radio romantic comedy 3 6,635,736,640 2012 [17]
I Am a King historical comedy 2 5,037,762,632 2012 [18]
You're My Pet romantic comedy 4 3,767,055,871 2011 [19]
Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle cookery drama 8 3,232,220,660 2010 [20]
Jackal is Coming action comedy 2 1,351,848,104 2012 [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KOFIC". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  2. ^ "South Korea Box Office: September 28–30, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ "South Korea Box Office: March 17–19, 2006". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  4. ^ "South Korea Box Office: March 30–April 1, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-22
  5. ^ "South Korea Box Office: November 25–27, 2011" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  6. ^ "South Korea Box Office: September 7–9, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  7. ^ "South Korea Box Office: August 3–5, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  8. ^ "South Korea Box Office: May 25–27, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  9. ^ "South Korea Box Office: March 2–4, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-42
  10. ^ "South Korea Box Office: February 17–19, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24
  11. ^ "South Korea Box Office: September 2–4, 2011" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-20
  12. ^ "South Korea Box Office: January 6–8, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-20
  13. ^ "South Korea Box Office: December 14–16, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  14. ^ "South Korea Box Office: December 7–9, 2007". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  15. ^ "South Korea Box Office: November 11–13, 2011". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  16. ^ "South Korea Box Office: October 22–24, 2010" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  17. ^ "South Korea Box Office: January 20–22, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24
  18. ^ "South Korea Box Office: August 17–19, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  19. ^ "South Korea Box Office: December 2–4, 2011" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  20. ^ "South Korea Box Office: March 19–21, 2010". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  21. ^ "South Korea Box Office: November 23–25, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 

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