Veteran Hits 2 Million Mark in Less Than 4 Days
Veteran, starring Hwang Jung Min and Yoo Ah In, is making a phenomenal achievement in the box office record for the 2015 summer movie. Having topped the box office on its début, August 5, the popularity of this movie keeps soaring in a spectacular dash.
As of August 7 at 00:30am, Veteran exceeded 1 million in attendance less than 3 days since its première, and broke the record of the fastest movie which topped a million admission in the summer box office history.
On August 8, Veteran renewed the box-office record with a fast speed. The movie surpassed 2 million mark just 4 days after its opening and topped the overall box office for the fourth consecutive day.
As of August 8 at 24 pm, the movie raked in a total of 2,024,755 movie-goers, and occupied more than 74% of attendance in 1,034 screens nationwide. By morning August 9, the cumulative attendance peaked to 2,036,812 people.
After making the new box office record in the opening day, Veteran renewed the box office record as the fastest movie which topped 2 million admissions in 2015.
Veteran is likely to exceed the break-even point on the 5th day of its opening.
Yoo Ah In, Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Hae Jin, Oh Dal Soo, Jang Yoon Ju and Director Ryu Seung Wan celebrated the 2 million mark with these commemorative photos 😀
On a side note, besides lots of praise showered by movie critics and audience, actress Shim Eun Kyung and a famous lawmaker from Democratic Party praise Veteran and Yoo Ah In’s acting openly on their SNS.
Shim Eun Kyung (Naeil’s Cantabile, Miss Granny) uploaded Yoo Ah In’s photo taken from Veteran movie in her instagram on August 6. She commented on the picture, “Veteran movie. Korea’s best movie this year to me. I don’t think anyone can play as Jo Tae Oh other than Yoo Ah In. His acting inspired and motivated me. He’s really good. I am a fan..!”
Meanwhile, the lawmaker tweeted about this movie and also mentioned Yoo Ah In~
I want to comment about this movie. Veteran is really interesting^^ Yoo Ah In’s acting is great~~
@seeksik your movie is really good~~ your acting is really amazing!
Veteran also achieved an impressive feast by selling the film rights to 28 countries even before the local première. The movie has been booked on the pre-sales event at Hong Kong International Film Festival Market last March and Cannes International Film Festival Market on May 2015.
Countries which have bought Veteran on the pre-sales are including those in North America, Asia, and Europe, making up to the total of 28 countries. The film rights have been sold to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Croatia, Serbia, and more.
In addition to that, after the domestic première on August 5, Veteran is expected to première by the end of August in North America, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and other several countries.
Congrats Veteran! Fighting!! 😀