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Top 10 Worldwide Highest Grossing South Korean Movies of All Time

This is the top 10 worldwide highest grossing South Korean of all time, all data is collected from many official websites. Also, we have included the release date, budget, production company, distributor, director, producer, cast, and many more.

The cinema of South Korea refers to the film industry of South Korea from 1945 to the present. South Korean films have been heavily influenced by such events and forces as the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Korean War, government censorship, the business sector, globalization, and the democratization of South Korea.

Parasite recently made history with its award-winning performance from the most prestigious and significant award the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars. Let’s see which movies are on the list of the top 10 highest-grossing South Korean films.

List of Top 10 Worldwide Highest Grossing South Korean Movies:

RankMovie NameMovie Name
(in Korean)
Release DateWorldwide GrossBudgetStar CastDirectorProducerProduction company
1ParasiteKorean: 기생충;
Hanja: 寄生蟲;
30 May 2019$263.1 million₩17.0 billion
($15.5 million)
Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik,
Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Jang Hye-jin
Bong Joon-hoKwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon,
Bong Joon-ho, Jang Young-hwan
Barunson E&A
2The Admiral: Roaring CurrentsKorean: 명량; Hanja: 鳴梁;
30 July 2014US$138.3 millionUS$18.6 millionChoi Min-sik, Ryu Seung-ryong, Cho Jin-woongKim Han-minKim Han-minBig Stone Pictures
3Extreme JobKorean: 극한직업
(Geukan Jigeop)
23 January 2019US$120 million₩6.5 billion
(US$5.8 million)
Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Hanee, Jin Seon-kyu,
Lee Dong-hwi, Gong Myung
Lee Byeong-heonKim Seong-hwan, Lee Jong-suk,
Go Dae-Suk
About Film, Haegrim Pictures
4Along With the Gods: The Two WorldsKorean: 신과함께: 죄와 벌;
Hanja: 神과함께: 罪와 罰;
(Sin gwa Hamkke – Joe wa Beol)
20 December 2017$109.4 million₩20 billion
($18.3 million)
Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon,
Kim Hyang-gi
Kim Yong-hwaKim Yong-hwa, Won Dong-yeon,
Kim Ho-Sung
Realies Pictures, Dexter Studios
5Ode to My FatherKorean: 국제시장; Hanja: 國際市場;
17 December 2014US$99 millionUS$30 millionHwang Jung-min, Yunjin Kim, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young,
Jang Young-nam, Ra Mi-ran, Kim Seul-gi
Yoon Je-kyoonYoon Je-kyoon, Park Ji-seongN/A
6Train to BusanKorean: 부산행; Hanja: 釜山行;
20 July 2016$98.5 million$8.5 millionGong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an,
Kim Eui-sung, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee
Yeon Sang-hoLee Dong-haNext Entertainment World, RedPeter Film
7VeteranKorean: 베테랑
5 August 2015US$92 millionUS$5.1 millionHwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin,
Oh Dal-su, Jang Yoon-ju, Kim Shi-hoo
Ryoo Seung-wanKang Hye-jung, Kim Jung-minN/A
8MasqueradeKorean: 광해: 왕이 된 남자;
Hanja: 光海: 王이 된 男子
(Gwanghae: Wang-i Doen Namja)
13 September 2012US$94.3 million₩9.5 billionLee Byung-hun, Ryu Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-jooChoo Chang-minIm Sang-jin, Won Dong-yeon,
Kim Ho-Sung, Mikey Lee
9Along with the Gods: The Last 49 DaysKorean: 신과함께-인과 연;
Hanja: 神과함께: 因와 緣;
(Sin-gwa-hamkke – Ingwa Yeon)
1 August 2018US$92.5 million₩20 billion
(US$18.3 million)
Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Hyang-gi,
Ma Dong-seok (Don Lee), Kim Dong-wook
Kim Yong-hwaKim Yong-hwa, Won Dong-yeon,
Kim Ho-Sung
Realies Pictures, Dexter Studios
10AssassinationKorean: 암살; Hanja: 暗殺;
22 July 2015US$90.9 millionUS$16 millionJun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae, Ha Jung-wooChoi Dong-hoonAhn Soo-hyun, Choi Dong-hoonCaper Film

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