'Okja' crosses 300,000 mark in ticket sales

The outcome was a surprise, however, given the conflict between the two rival forces which allowed the film to secure only 31 screens of non-multiplex theaters nationwide. Three local major multi-screen chains -- CJ CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox -- account for more than 90 percent of the country's film market.

"Okja's long run is likely to be possible now that the splendid achievement has been made under the unfavorable conditions," the film's distributor said.

Premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in May, the film is about a young girl from a rural town who risks everything to prevent a multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a super pig named "Okja".