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Tunnel (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $568,876Details
International Box Office $52,389,219Details
Worldwide Box Office $52,958,095
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Jung-soo, an ordinary car dealer, is on his way home with a birthday cake for his daughter. As he drives into a tunnel, an unbelievable thing happens; the tunnel collapses on him. Minutes later, he realizes that he is completely caught in between the debris. Outside, this breaking news creates media frenzy and a thoughtless reporter even airs a live phone interview with Jung-soo, using up his mobile phone batteries. An emergency response team is immediately organized to rescue him and as it becomes a national concern, the government promises full support for the rescue. While Jung-soo struggles to survive, a series of ridiculous blunders delays the rescue operation and threatens his chances to make it out alive. Soon, he runs out of food, water, and phone batteries, making him totally incommunicado. Days pass without any progress and people start to lose hope or interest in rescuing him. Having already passed the longest survival record for a disaster, hard decisions are forced on his family while no one knows whether Jung-soo is dead or alive.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,701-8,800) 8,729 $568,876
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,512 $52,389,219
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,473 $52,958,095
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,143 $568,876

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2016 (Limited) by Well Go USA
International Releases: July 28th, 2016 (Limited) (South Korea)
August 10th, 2016 (Expands Wide) (South Korea)
August 26th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
August 26th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
September 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: Disaster, Underground, Trapped, South Korea, Media Circus
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Showbox, Another Sunday, History E&M, B.A. Entertainment
Production Countries: Republic of Korea

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Doona Bae    Se-hyun
Oh Dal-su    Dae-kyoung
Nam Ji-hyun    Mi-na
Park Hyuk-kwon    Government Official
Kim Hae-sook    Government Minister
Park Jin-woo    Government Aide
Lee Sang-hee    Reporter
Cho Hyun-chul    Rescue Team Member


Kim Jong-soo    Drilling Company Executive

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Production and Technical Credits

Seong-hoon Kim    Screenwriter
So Jae-Won    Story based on the novel ‘Tunnel’ by
Lee Taek-Dong    Producer
Kim A-Ran    Producer
Billy Acumen    Producer
You Jeong-hoon    Executive Producer
Kim Tae-Seong    Director of Photography
Lee Hwo-kyung    Production Designer
Changju Kim    Editor
Chae Kyung-Hwa    Costume Designer
Mok Young-Jin    Composer
Kim Sang-Woon    Recordist
Ralph Tae-Young Choi    Sound Designer
Hwang Hyo-kyun    Special Make-up Effects
Kim Nam-Sik    Visual Effects Designer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/26 33 $172,521   36 $4,792   $172,521 1
2016/09/02 42 $123,308 -29% 26 $4,743   $391,051 2
2016/09/09 50 $39,786 -68% 19 $2,094   $533,238 3
2016/09/16 67 $15,255 -62% 12 $1,271   $562,061 4
2016/09/23 118 $318 -98% 2 $159   $568,691 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/26 34 $277,390   36 $7,705   $277,390 1
2016/09/02 38 $216,062 -22% 26 $8,310   $493,452 2
2016/09/09 52 $53,354 -75% 19 $2,808   $546,806 3
2016/09/16 71 $21,567 -60% 12 $1,797   $568,373 4
2016/09/23 125 $503 -98% 2 $252   $568,876 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 8/26/2016 $51,788 12 12 25 $105,748 9/12/2016
New Zealand 8/26/2016 $11,304 3 3 8 $25,841 9/12/2016
South Korea 7/28/2016 $0 0 818 2136 $52,246,029 10/4/2016
United Kingdom 9/2/2016 $11,601 6 6 6 $11,601 9/7/2016
International Total$52,389,219 10/4/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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