26 Years, the film that premiered on November 29, may be able to get a no. 1 win in the box office in its first weekend in theaters.
According to the Korean Film Council′s Compiled Ticket Computer Network, 26 Years gathered 264,693 people to its 609 screens across the country in just one day, and scored 549,618 ticket sales in just three days since its premiere. These numbers were enough to set the film at the top of the box office.
At this rate there is a high probability the film managed to top the box office over the weekend as well.
26 Years is a film about how a gangster, a national shooting athlete, policeman, head of a large conglomerate and the director of a private guarding company, who all have something to do with the pro-democracy movements in Gwangju of May 1980, get together 26 years later to punish ′the man′ behind the massacre that happened then. It stars Jin Goo, Han Hye Jin, Lim Seulong, Bae Soo Bin, Lee Kyeong Yeong, Jang Gwang, Kim Eui Sung and Jo Deok Je.
The film gathered interest for being produced with 700 million won′s worth of donations, which made up part of the total 4.6 billion won production fee, by the public in support of the film.
The Hollywood blockbuster 3D animation Rise of the Guardians sold 122,856 tickets in a day, landing on no. 2. No. 3 went to A Werewolf Boy, which drew 113,119 people to its screens.