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Akmareul Boatda (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $129,210Details
International Box Office $13,039,599Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,168,809
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Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,801-10,900) 10,801 $129,210
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,296 $13,039,599
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,600 $13,168,809
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,735 $129,210

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures, released as I Saw the Devil
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 143 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Revenge, Corrupt Cops, Kidnap, Torture Porn, Foreign Language, Voiceover/Narration, Police Procedural, Sex Crimes, Cannibalism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Peppermint Company
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Choi Min-sik    Kyung-Chul
Jeon Guk-hwan    Det. Jang
Cheon Ho-jin    Det. Oh
Oh San-ha    Joo-Yun
Kim Yoon-seo    Se-Yun

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Production and Technical Credits

Kang Dong-seok    Producer
Kim Hyun-woo    Producer
Rim Ji-hoon    Producer
Michelle Park    Producer
Greg Moon    Executive Producer
Jeong Hun-you    Executive Producer
Park Hoon-jung    Screenwriter
Lee Mogae    Cinematographer
Cho Hwa-sung    Production Designer
Nam Na-young    Editor
Mowg    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/03/04 63 $13,567   2 $6,784   $13,567 1
2011/03/11 68 $10,218 -25% 5 $2,044   $31,820 2
2011/03/18 63 $17,344 +70% 11 $1,577   $56,377 3
2011/03/25 70 $15,762 -9% 12 $1,314   $83,885 4
2011/04/01 82 $8,006 -49% 15 $534   $112,173 5
2011/04/08 100 $1,367 -83% 4 $342   $117,357 6
2011/04/15 82 $4,277 +213% 7 $611   $124,778 7
2011/04/22 100 $2,058 -52% 3 $686   $128,392 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/03/04 60 $21,602   2 $10,801   $21,602 1
2011/03/11 65 $17,431 -19% 5 $3,486   $39,033 2
2011/03/18 61 $29,090 +67% 11 $2,645   $68,123 3
2011/03/25 64 $36,044 +24% 12 $3,004   $104,167 4
2011/04/01 82 $11,823 -67% 15 $788   $115,990 5
2011/04/08 94 $4,511 -62% 4 $1,128   $120,501 6
2011/04/15 88 $5,833 +29% 7 $833   $126,334 7
2011/04/22 103 $2,876 -51% 3 $959   $129,210 8

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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