On August 6, the film A Taxi Driver (directed by Jang Hoon) surpassed 4 million spectators.
Showbox, the investor and distributor of the film, announced through a press release that as of 2:50 p.m. KST on August 6, the film had sold 4,002,663 tickets at the box office.
The statement continued, A Taxi Driver has been getting good reception and word-of-mouth, with an average rating of 9 and a CGV Golden Egg score of 98 percent on various advance sales websites. Song Kang Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeols passionate acting, Jang Hoons simple direction, and the warm feelings of hope and laughter that accompany the 1980s setting have captivated viewers with a heart-thumping story.
A Taxi Driver surpassed 1 million viewers within two days of its release, 2 million viewers on the third day, and 3 million on the fourth day, and now 4 million five days after its release. This makes it tied with The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014 film) and the recently released The Battleship Island, both of whom also surpassed 4 million viewers five days after their premieres.
On the same day, Ryu Jun Yeol thanked fans for the accomplishment on C-JeSs official Instagram.
400만 돌파! #택시운전사✔️ #벌써_400만 #관람해주신_모든분들_감사합니다 #9재식 #화이팅 #주말_가족들과 #택시운전사로_함께해요 #구재식 #류준열 #송강호 #유해진 #토마스크레취만 #장훈감독 #씨제스타그램 4M! Congrats the #picoftheday Keeping up w/him the #film #Ataxidriver #RyuJunYeol #SongKangHo #ThomasKretschmann #YooHaeJin
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A Taxi Driver follows a Seoul taxi driver in May 1980, who agrees to drive a German reporter to Gwangju before curfew on the promise of a large amount of money.