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'Snowpiercer' surpasses 8 mln viewer mark

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's English language debut film, "Snowpiercer," has attracted more than 8 million viewers in 19 days since opening, the national film promotion agency said Sunday.

The film, starring top Korean actor Song Kang-ho alongside Hollywood thespians Chris Evans, Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton, attracted a total of 8,004,089 viewers as of Sunday morning, the 19th day since first playing on local screens, the Korean Film Council said.

The feat marks a faster speed in attracting viewers than those achieved by the local box-office hit "Miracle in Cell No. 7" and "Ironman 3."

Miracle in Cell No. 7, released this year, drew a total of 12.81 million viewers, becoming the third most sold film in South Korea while the Hollywood superhero movie became the most successful foreign film here after drawing about 9 million viewers.

Based on the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," the sci-fi action thriller "Snowpiercer" depicts inter-class struggles among the world's last-remaining inhabitants aboard a perpetually moving train. (Yonhap news)