The newly released movie Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission sold more than 1 Million tickets in theaters within 5 days showing the ticketing power of actors Yoon Kye-Sang and Yoo Hae-Jin.


On January 13 at 12:00 PM (KST), it was reported MalMoE sold 1 Million tickets at the box office on its 5th day in theaters. With the main protagonists as actors as Yoo Hae-Jin and Yoon Kye-Sang, the ticketing power of the duo once again prevailed.

MalMoE is a historical film set in the 1940s when Korean, as a language, was banned during Japanese Colonization. In the film, illiterate Pansu (Yoo Hae-Jin) meets Chosun Language Institute’s director Jung Hwan (Yoon Kye-Sang) to embark on the secret mission to create a Korean dictionary traveling all over Korea while meeting comrades with the same desire to preserve their native language.

The film has been garnering rave reviews on various sites due to the various funny and heart wrenching scenes that touches the viewers’ hearts. MalMoE has been ranking No.1 beating Wreck It Ralph 2 and Aquaman at the box office since its release.


To celebrate the success of selling more than 1 Million tickets, actor Yoon Kye-Sang updated his fans with a behind the scenes photo from the movie set. He captioned the photo with “MalMoE #Commemorating1Millionviews #MalMoE #firstfilmingsceneforboxofficesuccess” on his Instagram account.

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By Sara N