“Midnight Runners” slips out of top 5 since release

Kang Ha Neul at the gala premiere ceremony in Hong Kong on August 28th.

For the first time since its release in South Korean theaters on August 9th, summer hit film “Midnight Runners” has dropped out of the top 5 movies in the box office. 

According to Korean Film Council’s database, the popular movie ranked No. 6 on September 13th. This change was brought about by the introduction of “Baby Driver”,  a Hollywood movie starring Ansel Elgort (The Fault in our Stars (2014), Divergent Series (2014-2016), Carrie (2013)) in South Korea.

Courtesy of Korean Film Council. More info on figures here: http://kanghaneul.org/2017/09/midnight-runners-in-figures/

At the end of September 13th, “Midnight Runners” has accumulated 5,611,888 admissions in local box office with gross ticket sales of US$38,892,645.  It is currently the 4th top grossing film in South Korea in 2017 after “A Taxi Driver”, “Confidential Assignment” and “Battleship Island”.  The movie is currently screening in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It will be released within the year in Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and Japan.

Midnight Runners” revolves around two rookie police academy students Hee Yeol “Mr. Bookworm” (Kang Ha Neul)  and Gi Jun “Mr. Action” (Park Seo Joon) in their journey in saving the young woman who was kidnapped in front of their eyes. The movie was written and helmed by director Jason Kim. 

 

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