South Korean comedy “Miracle in Cell No. 7” has surpassed the 12 million mark in audience, official box-office data showed Monday.
The film had drawn 12.18 million viewers as of Sunday after exceeding the 12 million milestone a day earlier, according to the daily box-office tally by the Korean Film Council.
Directed by Lee Hwan-kyung, the film is about a group of inmates in cell No. 7 who embark on a mission to help a new inmate ― a mentally disabled man with the mind of a six-year-old child ― be with his seven-year-old daughter who he is single-handedly raising.
The movie reached the milestone just 46 days after its opening on Jan. 23, a pace 25 days faster than “Gwanghae: the Man Who Became the King,” which hit the milestone 71 days after its release.
“Cell No. 7” is soon expected to beat “The King and the Clown” (12.302 million) and “Gwanghae” (12.31 million), as the fourth and third most-viewed Korean films of all time.
South Korea has a population of 50 million.