With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
ODE TO MY FATHER doing very well nationwide in U.S. and is expanding to five more screens on Friday
After 10 days screening nationwide, starting January 9th, Ode To My Father, the larger-than-life tale of an ordinary man’s journey through extraordinary moments in South Korean history passed the one million dollar mark at the US box office. On the heels of success, Ode To My Father will expand into five more screens this Friday (1/23) in Ann Arbor (MI), Columbus (OH), and Miami (FL).
In relation to other releases from last weekend, Ode To My Father ranked fifth in Per Screen Average with $9,509, which is almost twice as much as “Paddington” (TWC) and “The Wedding Ringer” (SONY).
Ode To My Father is hitting home with audiences back in South Korea as well, shooting past the 10 million admissions as of last Wednesday. Passing this line makes Ode To My Father the 11th Korean film, and 14th overall to pass that milestone and to be seen by a fifth of the country’s population, which stands at 50 million. For show times please visit www.CJ-Entertainment.com or the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CJEntertainmentUSA.
Ode To My Father follows Deok-su, a completely ordinary man as he is forced to overcome the challenges put forth by modern history’s most significant events. Award-winning Director JK YOUN has noted that the film is a tribute to his father’s generation on whose shoulders modern Korea was built. As a child, Deok-su loses his father in the chaos of evacuating the North Korean city of Hungnam during the Korean War. His father’s last words to his son were an oath that he would always protect their family. As he grows older, that vow leads him to the coal mines of 1960’s Germany and even into the jungles of the Vietnam War. Ode To My Father stars HWANG Jung-min (New World, The Unjust) as Deok-su and Yun-jin KIM (Lost, Mistresses) as Deok-su’s wife, Yeong-Ja.