Actors Kim Hae Sook and Kim Soo Hyun of the greatest blockbuster of the year, The Thieves, have kept their promise.
According to the integrated digital network of the Korean Film Council on August 19, 334,186 moviegoers watched the movie with the accumulated number of 10,834,336 people in the audience.
On August 18, Kim Hae Sook and Kim Soo Hyun appeared at the Megabox in Gangnam to keep their promise which they made in the hope of 10 million people watch it. They received explosive reactions from the audience.
There were some people who already watched the movie five times, some from rural areas, and some other holding buckets of flowers.
Despite her busy schedule with drama, Kim Hae Sook attended at the event and said, “I’m so happy that I had a chance to work on a movie with a good character that attracted 10 million people. I’m also thankful to the audience who made this number possible. Thank you for coming out in this bad weather.”
Kim Soo Hyun expressed his gratitude by saying, “I made that promise in the hope of 10 million people watch it, and I’m very happy that it came true. Thank you all for making that number come true.”
A middle school girl who came from a rural area was selected to be carried on Kim’s back. She came to the theatre with her parents, and as soon as Kim called out her number, she expressed her joy in tears. Kim joked and posed friendly with her and carried her on his back to keep his promise. He went around the theater with the girl on his back and responded to every flashlight he received.