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Haeundae eyes the 10 million ticket threshold

Despite being several weeks into its release, eyes are on disaster film Haeundae this weekend at the box office as the film is expected to break the 9 million mark in viewers.

As of reports on Saturday morning, the 15th, the film has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, putting it squarely at #5 in the all-time Korean box-office list. It recently surpassed the #7 film Friend (8.18 million), #6 Speed Scandal (8.21 million), and #5 D War (8.43 million).

There have only been four movies to break 10 million, and people are curious to see whether Haeundae will join them. They are: #4 Silmido (11.08 million), #3 Taegukgi (11.74 million), #2 King and the Clown (12.3 million), and #1 The Host (13.02 million).

If Haeundae manages to hit the 10 million mark, its stars Ha Ji-won and Sol Kyung-gu will join their colleagues Song Kang-ho and Jang Dong-gun as 10-million-ticket actors, earning Ha Ji-won the distinction of being the first woman in the club. (King and the Clown did star Kang Sung-yeon and The Host included Bae Doo-na, but they aren’t considered “10-million-ticket” actresses; they weren’t the lead draws and were part of the subplots.)

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Oh wow!
Wish you luck, guys!
Ha Ji Won, fighting!!!!!!

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wow, didn't know king and the clown was such a big box office hit!

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I hope it gets more success and bring in 10 million!

I'm moving back to the beach in a few months.... I wonder if I should watch it >.>
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btw, how in the world did D-war get at #5 -____-
Like. Seriously. WHY?

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Go Ha Jiwon!!! Go girlll!!! please come back to TV soon...T-T

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Sorry, but this looks like Roland Emmerich decided to create a Korean film. lol

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whoa! i didn't realize this was going to be such a big hit! congrats Ha Ji Won!

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HA JI WON!!!!! I can't wait to see Haeundae. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint. Maybe one day Ha JI won will star in a drama with Kang Ji hwan. What? A girl can't dream? haha

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Yay for Ha Ji-won! :)

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Sol Kyung-gu is already a 10-million-ticket actor, he is the lead star of Silmido which was the first Korean film to cross the 10 million threshold. If Haeundae manages to do the same, he'll be the only actor with 2 films there.

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while i'm all for actors being rewarded with such prestigious titles for their hard work and undoubtable talent, there are multiple reasons why "10M ticket" is the exception rather than norm for all the project they're involved in. this exclusive "F4" club strictly speaking are ensembles, hence their broad appeal. even with actors tagged as leads, the plots do spread over relationship dynamics of many different characters and their interests - and ultimately it IS a "magical" combination (chiefly direction & story) that brings home the bacon.

although most of the actors mentioned in this press are proven anyway, in the past it was often this same impulse of rushing to make some stars boxoffice names just from one or 2 hits, and getting funding based on just that (while skimping on the other pieces of the puzzle contributing to a well-made movie, like appropriate casting, able direction/script/tech crew etc.) -- that led to the bubble of over-production, and current tightening of belts in the industry.

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hahh..ha ji won is one my fave actresses...

unni..hwaiting!!!

can't wait for ur next drama....^___^

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Wait, wasn't Seol Kyungkoo in Silmido?

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Ha Ji Won, you are fantastic! Cant wait to see your new movies and please come back to TV. Congrats for grabbing 4 top awards in Secret Garden series...Woohoo!

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