List of highest-grossing films in South Korea

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The following are lists of the highest-grossing domestic 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 June 18, 2017, according to the Korean Film Council.[1]

Rank English title Korean title Director Admissions Year
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents 명량 Kim Han-min 17,614,679 2014
2 Ode to My Father 국제시장 Yoon Je-kyoon 14,262,139 2014
3 Veteran 베테랑 Ryoo Seung-wan 13,413,986 2015
4 The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho 13,019,740 2006
5 The Thieves 도둑들 Choi Dong-hoon 12,983,821 2012
6 Miracle in Cell No. 7 7번방의 선물 Lee Hwan-kyung 12,811,213 2013
7 Assassination 암살 Choi Dong-hoon 12,704,656 2015
8 Masquerade 광해, 왕이 된 남자 Choo Chang-min 12,323,555 2012
9 King and the Clown 왕의 남자 Lee Joon-ik 12,302,831 2005
10 Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Kang Je-gyu 11,746,135 2004
11 Train to Busan 부산행 Yeon Sang-ho 11,563,794 2016
12 Haeundae 해운대 Yoon Je-kyoon 11,453,338 2009
13 The Attorney 변호인 Yang Woo-suk 11,374,861 2013
14 Silmido 실미도 Kang Woo-suk 11,081,000 2003
15 A Violent Prosecutor 검사외전 Lee Il-hyung 9,706,314 2016
16 Snowpiercer 설국열차 Bong Joon-ho 9,350,227 2013
17 The Face Reader 관상 Han Jae-rim 9,135,540 2013
18 Inside Men 내부자들 Woo Min-ho 9,126,532 2015
19 Take Off 국가 대표 Kim Yong-hwa 8,845,330 2009
20 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Lee Seok-hoon 8,666,046 2014
21 Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 Hwang Dong-hyuk 8,658,691 2014
22 D-War 디 워 Shim Hyung-rae 8,426,973 2007
23 Scandal Makers 과속 스캔들 Kang Hyeong-cheol 8,245,523 2008
24 Friend 친구 Kwak Kyung-taek 8,134,500 2001
25 Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴 투 동막골 Park Kwang-hyun 8,008,622 2005
26 Confidential Assignment 공조 Kim Sung-hoon 7,816,562 2017
27 The Himalayas 히말라야 Lee Seok-hoon 7,758,473 2015
28 The Age of Shadows 밀정 Kim Jee-woon 7,499,753 2016
29 War of the Arrows 최종병기 활 Kim Han-min 7,482,180 2011
30 Sunny 써니 Kang Hyeong-cheol 7,453,393 2011
31 May 18 화려한 휴가 Kim Ji-hoon 7,307,993 2007
32 The Berlin File 베를린 Ryoo Seung-wan 7,166,290 2013
33 Master 마스터 Cho Ui-seok 7,147,485 2016
34 The Tunnel 터널 Kim Seong-hoon 7,120,172 2016
35 A Werewolf Boy 늑대 소년 Jo Sung-hee 7,069,127 2012
36 Operation Chromite 인천상륙작전 John H. Lee (Lee Jae-han) 7,049,332 2016
37 Luck Key 럭키 Lee Gae-byok 6,974,122 2016
38 Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 Jang Cheol-soo 6,963,821 2013
39 The Wailing 곡성 Na Hong-jin 6,877,946 2016
40 Tazza: The High Rollers 타짜 Choi Dong-hoon 6,847,777 2006
41 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 Kim Jee-woon 6,686,949 2008
42 200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 Kim Yong-hwa 6,619,498 2006
43 The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 Lee Jeong-beom 6,282,774 2010
44 The Throne 사도 Lee Joon-ik 6,245,324 2015
45 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치 Choi Dong-hoon 6,136,928 2009
46 My Boss, My Teacher 투사부일체 Kim Dong-won 6,105,431 2006
47 Northern Limit Line 연평해전 Kim Hak-soon 6,044,537 2015
48 Joint Security Area 공동경비구역 JSA Park Chan-wook 5,830,000 2000
49 Shiri 쉬리 Kang Je-gyu 5,820,000 1999
50 Marrying the Mafia II 가문의 위기 Jeong Yong-ki 5,635,266 2005

Films by admissions[edit]

This is listed by the tickets sold nationwide, as of August 31, 2015.

Rank English title Title in Korean 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 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 Assassination 암살 Choi Dong-hoon 12,192,697 2015
10 Taegukgi 태극기 휘날리며 Kang Je-gyu 11,746,135 2004
11 Haeundae 해운대 Yoon Je-kyoon 11,453,338 2009
12 The Attorney 변호인 Yang Woo-suk 11,375,954 2013
13 Silmido 실미도 Kang Woo-suk 11,081,000 2003
14 Veteran 베테랑 Ryoo Seung-wan 10,812,112 2015
15 Avengers: Age of Ultron 어벤져스: 에이지 오브 울트론 Joss Whedon 10,494,499 2015
16 Frozen 겨울왕국 Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 10,295,483 2014
17 Interstellar 인터스텔라 Christopher Nolan 10,105,249 2014
18 Snowpiercer 설국열차 Bong Joon-ho 9,341,747 2013
19 The Face Reader 관상 Han Jae-rim 9,135,492 2013
20 Iron Man 3 아이언맨 3 Shane Black 9,001,309 2013
21 The Pirates 해적: 바다로 간 산적 Lee Seok-hoon 8,665,503 2014
22 Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 Hwang Dong-hyuk 8,656,417 2014
23 Take Off 국가 대표 Kim Yong-hwa 8,845,330 2009
24 D-War 디 워 Shim Hyung-rae 8,426,973 2007
25 Scandal Makers 과속 스캔들 Kang Hyeong-cheol 8,245,523 2008
26 Friend 친구 Kwak Kyung-taek 8,134,500 2001
27 Welcome to Dongmakgol 웰컴 투 동막골 Park Kwang-hyun 8,008,622 2005
28 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 트랜스포머 3 Michael Bay 7,784,807 2011
29 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 미션 임파서블: 고스트 프로토콜 Brad Bird 7,575,899 2011
30 War of the Arrows 최종병기 활 Kim Han-min 7,482,180 2011
31 Sunny 써니 Kang Hyeong-cheol 7,453,029 2011
32 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 트랜스포머: 패자의 역습 Michael Bay 7,437,802 2009
33 Transformers 트랜스포머 Michael Bay 7,437,443 2007
34 May 18 화려한 휴가 Kim Ji-hoon 7,307,993 2007
35 The Berlin File 베를린 Ryoo Seung-wan 7,166,177 2013
36 The Avengers 어벤져스 Joss Whedon 7,074,867 2012
37 A Werewolf Boy 늑대 소년 Jo Sung-hee 7,068,920 2012
38 Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 Jang Cheol-soo 6,963,821 2013
39 Tazza: The High Rollers 타짜 Choi Dong-hoon 6,847,777 2006
40 The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 Kim Jee-woon 6,686,949 2008
41 200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 Kim Yong-hwa 6,619,498 2006
42 The Dark Knight Rises 다크 나이트 라이즈 Christopher Nolan 6,396,615 2012
43 The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 Lee Jeong-beom 6,282,774 2010
44 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치 Choi Dong-hoon 6,136,928 2009
45 Kingsman: The Secret Service 킹스맨: 시크릿 에이전트 Matthew Vaughn 6,129,681 2015
46 My Boss, My Teacher 투사부일체 Kim Dong-won 6,105,431 2006
47 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 미션 임파서블: 로그네이션 Christopher McQuarrie 6,075,860 2015
48 Northern Limit Line 연평해전 Kim Hak-soon 6,040,555 2015
49 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 반지의 제왕: 왕의 귀환 Peter Jackson 5,960,000 2003
50 Inception 인셉션 Christopher Nolan 5,926,948 2010

Domestic films by gross (in South Korean won)[edit]

This is a list of box office gross of domestic films in South Korea (not adjusted for inflation) from 2004 to April 2017, in South Korean won according to the Korean Film Council.[2]

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Rank Title Genre Number of
Screen
Gross (₩) Year
1 The Admiral: Roaring Currents Historical war 1587 135,753,322,310 2014
2 Ode to My Father Drama film 1044 110,933,981,730 2014
3 Veteran Action crime comedy 1115 105,169,264,250 2015
4 Assassination Espionage action film 1519 98,465,273,781 2015
5 The Thieves Heist film 1091 93,667,250,500 2012
6 Train to Busan Zombie apocalypse thriller 1788 93,180,309,048 2016
7 Miracle in Cell No. 7 Comedy drama film 866 91,431,950,670 2013
8 Masquerade Historical film 1001 88,909,157,769 2012
9 The Attorney Courtroom drama film 925 82,872,254,800 2013
10 Tidal Wave Disaster film 764 81,025,734,000 2009
11 A Violent Prosecutor Crime film 1812 77,320,403,264 2016
12 Snowpiercer Science fiction film 1128 67,012,370,200 2013
13 The Host Monster film 647 66,716,104,300 2006
14 The Pirates Period adventure film 910 66,372,140,706 2014
15 King and the Clown Historical drama 313 66,015,436,600 2005
16 The Face Reader Historical drama 1240 66,009,791,500 2013
17 Confidential Assignment Action film 1392 63,781,862,826 2017
18 Miss Granny Comedy drama film 1027 62,714,008,819 2014
19 The Age of Shadows Action thriller film 1444 61,269,783,831 2016
20 The Himalayas Drama film 1095 60,175,363,015 2015
21 Master Crime action film 1501 58,051,372,265 2016
22 Take Off Drama action comedy 570 57,570,773,000 2009
23 Tunnel Survival drama film 1105 57,529,484,417 2016
24 Inside Men Political crime drama 1129 56,599,221,057 2015
25 Luck Key Comedy film 1234 56,444,461,256 2016
26 The Wailing Horror film 1485 55,863,520,328 2016
27 War of the Arrows Period action film 615 55,827,861,500 2011
28 Operation Chromite War drama film 1049 55,102,673,303 2016
29 Sunny Comedy drama film 546 54,037,760,700 2011
30 Scandal Makers Comedy film 408 53,801,341,400 2008
31 The Berlin File Spy thriller film 894 52,537,006,637 2013
32 D-War Fantasy action film 622 49,340,084,700 2007
33 The Throne Historical period drama 1210 48,845,771,500 2015
34 Secretly, Greatly Action comedy film 1341 48,700,887,413 2013
35 The Man from Nowhere Action thriller film 501 47,103,592,500 2010
36 A Werewolf Boy Fantasy romance film 854 46,594,767,400 2012
37 Northern Limit Line Naval thriller film 1013 45,566,111,300 2015
38 The Last Princess Period drama film 964 44,393,828,100 2016
39 May 18 War drama film 551 44,098,824,600 2007
40 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard Fantasy action film 612 44,093,407,200 2009
41 The Good, the Bad, the Weird Action western film 824 43,755,789,000 2008
42 The King Political crime thriller 1310 43,484,363,535 2017
43 The Priests Supernatural mystery film 1109 42,409,600,592 2015
44 Welcome to Dongmakgol War drama 356 40,329,355,500 2005
45 Secret Reunion Spy thriller film 569 40,153,817,000 2010
46 The Terror Live Thriller film 809 39,869,706,381 2013
47 Hide and Seek Mystery film 779 39,602,995,500 2013
48 Cold Eyes Action crime film 949 39,380,162,179 2013
49 Punch Coming of age film 629 38,533,514,000 2011
50 The Tower Disaster thriller film 638 37,654,858,000 2012

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 2017, 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 [3]
2 Ode to My Father drama film 99,671,143 2014 [4]
3 Veteran crime comedy 94,490,706 2015 [5]
4 Assassination espionage action film 88,466,427 2015 [6]
5 Train to Busan apocalypse horror thriller 87,543,536 2016 [7]
6 The Thieves heist film 82,672,356 2012 [8]
7 Miracle in Cell No. 7 melodrama 81,876,222 2013 [9]
8 Masquerade historical film 81,829,156 2012 [8]
9 The Attorney courtroom drama 77,796,780 2013 [9]
10 Tidal Wave disaster film 67,988,064 2009 [10]
11 A Violent Prosecutor crime film 69,470,263 2016 [11]
12 The Pirates period adventure 64,414,955 2014 [3]
13 The Face Reader historical drama 61,043,308 2013 [9]
14 Snowpiercer science fiction action 59,802,711 2013 [9]
15 Miss Granny comedy drama 58,260,947 2014 [3]
16 Confidential Assignment action 57,306,278 2017 [12]
17 The Age of Shadows action thriller 55,049,222 2016 [13]
18 The Himalayas drama film 54,065,915 2015 [14]
19 Master action crime 52,157,567 2016 [15]
20 Take Off sport drama 52,109,102 2009 [10]
21 The Tunnel survival drama 51,688,665 2016 [16]
22 The Wailing horror film 51,261,551 2016 [17]
23 Inside Men political thriller 50,852,849 2015 [18]
24 Sunny comedy drama 50,764,703 2011 [19]
25 Luck Key comedy film 50,713,809 2016 [20]
26 War of the Arrows period action 50,295,031 2011 [19]
27 Operation Chromite war drama 49,507,107 2016 [20]
28 May 18 historical military drama 48,829,455 2007 [21]
29 The Berlin File spy thriller 48,146,202 2013 [9]
30 A Werewolf Boy fantasy romance 45,359,504 2012 [8]
31 Secretly, Greatly action comedy-drama 43,186,902 2013 [9]
32 The Man from Nowhere action thriller 42,484,155 2010 [22]
33 Scandal Makers comedy drama 41,281,917 2008 [23]
34 The Last Princess period drama 39,886,638 2016 [20]
35 The King politic crime 39,069,509 2017 [24]
36 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard fantasy action 38,615,945 2009 [10]
37 Secret Reunion action thriller 36,280,220 2010 [22]
38 The Good, the Bad, the Weird western film 36,008,317 2008 [23]
39 The Chaser crime thriller 35,760,133 2008 [23]
40 Kundo: Age of the Rampant period action 35,660,333 2014 [3]
41 The Terror Live thriller 35,659,824 2013 [9]
42 Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time gangster film noir 32,471,226 2012 [8]
43 The Crucible drama 30,723,856 2011 [19]
44 The Grand Heist historical comedy 30,158,762 2012 [8]
45 Deranged science fiction horror thriller 28,444,173 2012 [8]
46 Architecture 101 romantic drama 26,618,527 2012 [8]
47 Dancing Queen romantic comedy 26,411,266 2012 [8]
48 Unbowed drama 22,132,903 2012 [8]
49 Moss mystery thriller 21,922,944 2010 [22]
50 Quick contemporary action comedy 21,532,667 2011 [19]

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