List of highest-grossing films in South Korea

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The following are lists of the highest-grossing films in South Korea, by receipts and the number of tickets sold nationwide.

Domestic films by admissions[edit]

This is listed by the tickets sold nationwide, as of April 26, 2015, according to the Korean Film Council.[1]

Rank English title Korean title Director Admissions Year
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents 명량 Kim Han-min 17,607,820 2014
2 Ode to My Father 국제시장 Yoon Je-kyoon 14,254,955 2014
3 The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho 13,019,740 2006
4 The Thieves 도둑들 Choi Dong-hoon 12,983,330 2012
5 Miracle in Cell No. 7 7번방의 선물 Lee Hwan-kyung 12,810,776 2013
6 Masquerade 광해, 왕이 된 남자 Choo Chang-min 12,319,542 2012
7 King and the Clown 왕의 남자 Lee Joon-ik 12,302,831 2005
8 Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Kang Je-gyu 11,746,135 2004
9 Haeundae 해운대 Yoon Je-kyoon 11,453,338 2009
10 The Attorney 변호인 Yang Woo-suk 11,375,954 2013
11 Silmido 실미도 Kang Woo-suk 11,081,000 2003
12 Snowpiercer 설국열차 Bong Joon-ho 9,341,747 2013
13 The Face Reader 관상 Han Jae-rim 9,135,492 2013
14 Take Off 국가 대표 Kim Yong-hwa 8,845,330 2009
15 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Lee Seok-hoon 8,665,269 2014
16 Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 Hwang Dong-hyuk 8,657,262 2014
17 D-War 디 워 Shim Hyung-rae 8,426,973 2007
18 Scandal Makers 과속 스캔들 Kang Hyeong-cheol 8,245,523 2008
19 Friend 친구 Kwak Kyung-taek 8,134,500 2001
20 Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴 투 동막골 Park Kwang-hyun 8,008,622 2005
21 War of the Arrows 최종병기 활 Kim Han-min 7,482,180 2011
22 Sunny 써니 Kang Hyeong-cheol 7,453,029 2011
23 May 18 화려한 휴가 Kim Ji-hoon 7,307,993 2007
24 The Berlin File 베를린 Ryoo Seung-wan 7,166,177 2013
25 A Werewolf Boy 늑대 소년 Jo Sung-hee 7,068,920 2012
26 Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 Jang Cheol-soo 6,963,821 2013
27 Tazza: The High Rollers 타짜 Choi Dong-hoon 6,847,777 2006
28 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 Kim Ji-woon 6,686,949 2008
29 200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 Kim Yong-hwa 6,619,498 2006
30 The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 Lee Jeong-beom 6,282,774 2010
31 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치 Choi Dong-hoon 6,136,928 2009
32 My Boss, My Teacher 투사부일체 Kim Dong-won 6,105,431 2006
33 Shiri 쉬리 Kang Je-gyu 5,820,000 1999
34 Joint Security Area 공동경비구역 JSA Park Chan-wook 5,830,000 2000
35 Marrying the Mafia II 가문의 위기 Jeong Yong-ki 5,635,266 2005
36 Hide and Seek 숨바꼭질 Huh Jung 5,604,104 2013
37 The Terror Live 더 테러 라이브 Kim Byeong-woo 5,579,125 2013
38 Secret Reunion 의형제 Jang Hoon 5,507,106 2010
39 Cold Eyes 감시자들 Jo Eui-seok 5,506,770 2013
40 Punch 완득이 Lee Han 5,310,510 2011
41 Memories of Murder 살인의 추억 Bong Joon-ho 5,255,376 2003
42 The Tower 타워 Kim Ji-hoon 5,181,014 2012
43 My Wife is a Gangster 조폭 마누라 Jeong Heung-soon 5,180,900 2001
44 Marathon 말아톤 Jeong Yoon-cheol 5,148,022 2005
45 The Chaser 추격자 Na Hong-jin 5,071,619 2008
46 Marrying the Mafia 가문의 영광 Jeong Heung-soon 5,021,001 2002
47 My Tutor Friend 동갑내기 과외하기 Kim Kyeong-hyeong 4,937,573 2003
48 The Grand Heist 바람과 함께 사라지다 Kim Joo-ho 4,909,937 2012
49 My Sassy Girl 엽기적인 그녀 Kwak Jae-yong 4,852,845 2001
50 My Love, Don't Cross That River 님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오 Jin Mo-young 4,801,312 2014

Films by admissions[edit]

This is listed by the tickets sold nationwide, as of February 28, 2015.

Rank English title Title in korea Director Admissions Year
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents 명량 Kim Han-min 17,607,820 2014
2 Ode to My Father 국제시장 Yoon Je-kyoon 14,179,118 2014
3 Avatar 아바타 James Cameron 13,624,328 2009
4 The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho 13,019,740 2006
5 The Thieves 도둑들 Choi Dong-hoon 12,983,330 2012
6 Miracle in Cell No. 7 7번방의 선물 Lee Hwan-kyung 12,810,776 2013
7 Masquerade 광해, 왕이 된 남자 Choo Chang-min 12,319,542 2012
8 King and the Clown 왕의 남자 Lee Joon-ik 12,302,831 2005
9 Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Kang Je-gyu 11,746,135 2004
10 Haeundae 해운대 Yoon Je-kyoon 11,453,338 2009
11 The Attorney 변호인 Yang Woo-suk 11,375,954 2013
12 Silmido 실미도 Kang Woo-suk 11,081,000 2003
13 Frozen 겨울왕국 Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 10,295,483 2014
14 Interstellar 인터스텔라 Christopher Nolan 10,105,249 2014
15 Snowpiercer 설국열차 Bong Joon-ho 9,341,747 2013
16 The Face Reader 관상 Han Jae-rim 9,135,492 2013
17 Iron Man 3 아이언맨 3 Shane Black 9,001,309 2013
18 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Lee Seok-hoon 8,665,503 2014
19 Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 Hwang Dong-hyuk 8,656,417 2014
20 Take Off 국가 대표 Kim Yong-hwa 8,845,330 2009
21 D-War 디 워 Shim Hyung-rae 8,426,973 2007
22 Scandal Makers 과속 스캔들 Kang Hyeong-cheol 8,245,523 2008
23 Friend 친구 Kwak Kyung-taek 8,134,500 2001
24 Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴 투 동막골 Park Kwang-hyun 8,008,622 2005
25 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 트랜스포머 3 Michael Bay 7,784,807 2011
26 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 미션 임파서블: 고스트 프로토콜 Brad Bird 7,575,899 2011
27 War of the Arrows 최종병기 활 Kim Han-min 7,482,180 2011
28 Sunny 써니 Kang Hyeong-cheol 7,453,029 2011
29 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 트랜스포머: 패자의 역습 Michael Bay 7,437,802 2009
30 Transformers 트랜스포머 Michael Bay 7,437,443 2007
31 May 18 화려한 휴가 Kim Ji-hoon 7,307,993 2007
32 The Berlin File 베를린 Ryoo Seung-wan 7,166,177 2013
33 The Avengers 어벤져스 Joss Whedon 7,074,867 2012
34 A Werewolf Boy 늑대 소년 Jo Sung-hee 7,068,920 2012
35 Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 Jang Cheol-soo 6,963,821 2013
36 Tazza: The High Rollers 타짜 Choi Dong-hoon 6,847,777 2006
37 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 Kim Ji-woon 6,686,949 2008
38 200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 Kim Yong-hwa 6,619,498 2006
39 The Dark Knight Rises 다크 나이트 라이즈 Christopher Nolan 6,396,615 2012
40 The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 Lee Jeong-beom 6,282,774 2010
41 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치 Choi Dong-hoon 6,136,928 2009
42 My Boss, My Teacher 투사부일체 Kim Dong-won 6,105,431 2006
43 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 반지의 제왕: 왕의 귀환 Peter Jackson 5,960,000 2003
44 Inception 인셉션 Christopher Nolan 5,926,948 2010
45 Les Misérables 레 미제라블 Tom Hooper 5,916,584 2012
46 Shiri 쉬리 Kang Je-gyu 5,820,000 1999
47 Joint Security Area 공동경비구역 JSA Park Chan-wook 5,830,000 2000
48 Mission: Impossible III 미션 임파서블 3 J.J. Abrams 5,740,789 2006
49 Marrying the Mafia II 가문의 위기 Jeong Yong-ki 5,635,266 2005
50 Hide and Seek 숨바꼭질 Huh Jung 5,604,104 2013

Domestic films by gross (in South Korean won)[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 Screened
period
Gross (₩) Year Ref
The Admiral: Roaring Currents historical war 7 115,940,037,913 2014 [2]
The Thieves heist film 10 91,400,903,346 2012 [3]
King and the Clown historical drama 12 72,612,933,980 2005 [4]
Nameless Gangster gangster film noir 9 36,719,761,210 2012 [5]
The Crucible drama 10 35,564,092,274 2011 [6]
The Grand Heist historical comedy 5 33,693,067,319 2012 [7]
Deranged science fiction horror thriller 5 31,992,014,698 2012 [8]
Architecture 101 romantic drama 10 31,523,522,970 2012 [9]
Dancing Queen romantic comedy 7 29,424,263,225 2012 [10]
Unbowed drama 5 24,918,771,501 2012 [11]
Quick contemporary action comedy 7 22,916,786,835 2011 [12]
Spellbound supernatural romantic comedy 6 21,823,393,483 2011 [13]
Confession of Murder action thriller drama 6 19,955,985,636 2012 [14]
Le Grand Chef cookery drama 6 18,472,917,203 2007 [15]
The Client courtroom thriller 7 17,794,632,742 2011 [16]
A Better Tomorrow contemporary gangster drama 6 11,625,641,080 2010 [17]
Wonderful Radio romantic comedy 3 6,635,736,640 2012 [18]
I Am a King historical comedy 2 5,037,762,632 2012 [19]
You're My Pet romantic comedy 4 3,767,055,871 2011 [20]
Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle cookery drama 8 3,232,220,660 2010 [21]
Jackal is Coming action comedy 2 1,351,848,104 2012 [22]

Domestic films by gross (in US Dollar)[edit]

This is a list of box office gross of domestic films in South Korea which were released from 2007 until 2014, in US Dollar (not adjusted for inflation).

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Rank Title Genre Gross (US$) Year Ref
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents historical war 131,556,156 2014 [23]
2 The Thieves heist film 82,672,356 2012 [24]
3 Miracle in Cell No. 7 melodrama 81,876,222 2013 [25]
4 Masquerade historical film 81,829,156 2012 [24]
5 The Attorney courtroom drama 77,796,780 2013 [25]
6 Tidal Wave disaster film 67,988,064 2009 [26]
7 The Pirates period adventure 64,414,955 2014 [23]
8 The Face Reader historical drama 61,043,308 2013 [25]
9 Snowpiercer science fiction action 59,802,711 2013 [25]
10 Miss Granny comedy drama 58,260,947 2014 [23]
11 Take Off sport drama 52,109,102 2009 [26]
12 Sunny drama 50,764,703 2011 [27]
13 War of the Arrows period action 50,295,031 2011 [27]
14 May 18 historical military drama 48,829,455 2007 [28]
15 The Berlin File spy thriller 48,146,202 2013 [25]
16 A Werewolf Boy fantasy romance 45,359,504 2012 [24]
17 Secretly, Greatly action comedy-drama 43,186,902 2013 [25]
18 The Man from Nowhere action thriller 42,484,155 2010 [29]
19 Scandal Makers comedy drama 41,281,917 2008 [30]
20 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard fantasy action 38,615,945 2009 [26]
21 Secret Reunion action thriller 36,280,220 2010 [29]
22 The Good, the Bad, the Weird western film 36,008,317 2008 [30]
23 The Chaser crime thriller 35,760,133 2008 [30]
24 Kundo: Age of the Rampant period action 35,660,333 2014 [23]
25 The Terror Live thriller 35,659,824 2013 [25]
30 Nameless Gangster gangster film noir 32,471,226 2012 [24]
34 The Crucible drama 30,723,856 2011 [27]
35 The Grand Heist historical comedy 30,158,762 2012 [24]
38 Deranged science fiction horror thriller 28,444,173 2012 [24]
43 Architecture 101 romantic drama 26,618,527 2012 [24]
45 Dancing Queen romantic comedy 26,411,266 2012 [24]
47 Unbowed drama 22,132,903 2012 [24]
48 Moss mystery thriller 21,922,944 2010 [29]
49 Quick contemporary action comedy 21,532,667 2011 [27]
50 The Front Line war film 20,618,627 2011 [27]
51 71: Into the Fire war drama 20,528,451 2010 [29]
52 Friend: The Great Legacy gangster drama 20,502,243 2013 [25]
53 My Girlfriend Is an Agent romantic action comedy 20,452,287 2009 [26]
54 Le Grand Chef cookery drama 20,028,922 2007 [28]

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