Miracle in Cell No. 7 Movie Poster

Miracle in Cell No. 7

January 23, 2013
2hr 7min
Status: released

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  • Miracle in Cell No. 7 (7번방의 선물) is based on the real-life story of a man who was tortured and pleaded guilty under duress to the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl on September 27, 1972, in Chuncheon before being finally exonerated in November 2008.
  • Its early working title was December 23 (Korean: 12월 23일).
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7 was theatrically released on January 23, 2013.
  • The film took 4.6 million admissions (the equivalent of more than US$30 million) in its first two weeks due to strong word of mouth.
  • 32 days after its release, it became only the eighth film in Korean cinema history to break the 10 million mark in ticket sales. This was especially notable since Miracle in Cell No. 7 had a modest budget with a break-even point of 1.7 million admissions, making its eventual profit the highest among the films that reaching 10 million.
  • The film exceeded 12 million viewers 46 days after its release. On March 15, 2013, 52 days after its release, ticket sales reached 12.32 million, making it the seventh highest-grossing Korean film of all time.
  • Analysts say among the reasons for its success was the long lunar new year holiday and families going to see the film in groups. The film proved to be especially popular among middle-aged and elderly Koreans.
  • The film was adapted into a Kannada movie in 2017 titled Pushpaka Vimana. Kross Pictures produced the official Hindi remake of the movie in collaboration with Indian Film Studios and was directed by Umesh Shukla.
  • It was also adapted in 2019 in Turkey as 7. Koğuştaki Mucize starring Aras Bulut İynemli in the lead role. This is an entirely dramatic interpretation and adds several story elements and characters.
  • The film was also adapted in the Philippines with the same title, starring Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, and Xia Vigor. Indonesia adapted the film with the same title in 2022, while remakes are being planned in Spain and the United States.