Bong Joon-ho's The Host smashed
The monster sci-fi filmsurpassed previous record-holder King AndThe Clown's 12.3 million admissions on Saturday afternoon (Sept 2) with12.37 million admissions, and it's estimated that a further 90,000 were addedon Sunday.
The Hosthas been leaping over other previous records set by Silmido and Taegukgi, andreached the 12.3 million mark in a record 38 days as opposed to sleeper hit King And The Clown's 112 days.
Released on 620 screens onJuly 27, The Host is now playing on areduced 280 screens, but still looks to keep clocking up admissions for thetime being. However, Japanese disaster film SinkingOf
The Hostdid a $4.7m pre-sales and investment deal with Japan's Happinet Pictures lastyear at Hong Kong Filmart, and $2.3m in additional deals at Cannes withMagnolia for English-speaking territories (with Optimum distributing in the UK)and Ocean for France.
The film opened in
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