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Himalaya (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $696,717Details
International Box Office $51,009,970Details
Worldwide Box Office $51,706,687
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Based on true events, renowned mountaineer Um Hong-gil set out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber’s body and faces the greatest challenge of his life. Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong-gil and Mu-taek become fast friends and partners in climb. The peak of their professional careers comes when they become the 14th team to scale the Himalayas. But the climb came at a price: both sustained injuries and Hong-gil was compelled to retire. Years later, Hong-gil is a renowned lecturer and Mu-taek takes up an assignment to go up Everest. When Hong-gil learns that Mu-taek has gone missing, he blames himself for encouraging the younger man’s plans. Looking at a photo of Mu-taek’s frozen corpse still trapped on the mountain, he decides to put together a rescue team to retrieve the body. Despite warnings, concerns over his injured leg and treacherous storms, Hong-gil leads the expedition.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,501-8,600) 8,504 $696,717
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,553 $51,009,970
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,520 $51,706,687
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,966 $696,717

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 2015 (Limited) by CJ Entertainment, released as The Himalayas
International Releases: December 16th, 2015 (Wide) (South Korea)
January 8th, 2016 (Limited), released as Himalayas, The (New Zealand)
January 18th, 2016 (Limited), released as The Himalayas (Australia)
April 6th, 2016 (Wide) (Thailand)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: Mountain Climbing, Out of Retirement, Death of a Best Friend, Himalayas
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: JK Film
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2015 Theater Average 37 $23,894 Dec 25, 2015 10

Leading Cast

   Um Hong-gil
   Park Moo-taek

Supporting Cast

Cho Seong ha    Lee Dong-gyoo
Kim In-kwon    Park Jeong-bok
Ra Mi-ran    Cho Myeong-ae

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Suo Jieun min    Screenwriter
Youn Jk    Producer
Jeong Tae-Sung    Executive Producer
Park Il hyun    Production Designer
Lee Jin    Editor
Hwang Sang-joon    Composer
Tae-Sung Kim    Director of Photography
Hong Seung hyuk    Director of Photography
Kim Eun suk    Costume Designer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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December 23rd, 2015

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/18 45 $13,387   3 $4,462   $13,387 1
2015/12/25 36 $71,682 +435% 3 $23,894   $106,094 2
2016/01/01 31 $150,807 +110% 25 $6,032   $256,901 3
2016/01/08 26 $181,223 +20% 36 $5,034   $442,417 4
2016/01/15 39 $69,200 -62% 19 $3,642   $587,582 5
2016/01/22 43 $24,099 -65% 9 $2,678   $655,584 6
2016/01/29 51 $14,082 -42% 5 $2,816   $688,153 7
2016/02/05 66 $3,696 -74% 2 $1,848   $696,717 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/18 42 $34,412   3 $11,471   $34,412 1
2015/12/25 41 $71,682 +108% 3 $23,894   $106,094 2
2016/01/01 36 $155,100 +116% 36 $4,308   $261,194 3
2016/01/08 26 $257,188 +66% 36 $7,144   $518,382 4
2016/01/15 38 $113,103 -56% 19 $5,953   $631,485 5
2016/01/22 43 $42,586 -62% 9 $4,732   $674,071 6
2016/01/29 49 $18,950 -56% 9 $2,106   $693,021 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/18/2016 $42,409 11 11 25 $106,193 6/9/2016
New Zealand 1/8/2016 $10,217 5 5 11 $21,765 6/9/2016
South Korea 12/16/2015 $0 0 1094 4063 $50,869,072 6/9/2016
Thailand 4/6/2016 $3,090 1 1 2 $8,776 6/9/2016
Rest of World $4,164
International Total$51,009,970 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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