Jump to content

Recommended Posts

August 10, 2015

Korean film 'Veteran' tops weekend box office, 3 million in attendance

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Yonhap) -- Local action film "Veteran" rose to the top of the box office last weekend, pushing star-studded Korean film of the same genre "Assassination" and Hollywood blockbuster "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" down to second and third place, data showed Monday.

"Veteran" topped the box office, earning 15 billion won (US$12.8 million) over the Aug. 7-9 weekend, according to the computerized box office data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

The movie by director Ryoo Seung-wan has been sitting at No. 1 for the fifth straight day since it opened in local theaters last Wednesday. On Monday, it surpassed the 3 million mark in accumulated views, according to its investor-distributor CJ E&M.

Starring Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin and Oh Dal-su, the film is about a veteran detective who stands up against an arrogant and cruel heir of a rich family as he delves into the mysterious death of truck driver that he knew.

"Assassination" by director Choi Dong-hoon came in at No. 2, raking in 8.6 billion won from about 1.08 million viewers during the same period. The movie starring Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo surpassed 9 million in attendance on Monday morning, according to its local distributor Showbox.

It is the most-viewed Korean film year-to-date and is soon expected to become the first Korean film to exceed 10 million in attendance this year.

Set in Shanghai and Seoul in the 1930s when Korea was a colony of Japan, the film depicts three Korean independence fighters teaming up to assassinate the commander of the Japanese troops in Korea and a Korean business tycoon with ties to Japan.

The flick was closely followed by "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" in the weekly chart.

The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series earned 7.7 billion won with more than 942,000 viewers last weekend, according to the KOFIC data. Its accumulated number of viewers reached 4.72 million as of Sunday.

In the film, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), super-agent for the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), and his team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are.

Animated films -- "Minions," "Inside Out," "Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno" and "Yokai Watch"-- took the next four positions as it is a popular genre among school children who are on summer vacation.

sshim@yna.co.kr

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Source: CINE21 NO.1072 2016-09-20 ~ 2016-09-27

https://zapzee.net/2020/07/29/deliver-us-from-evil-hwang-jung-min-says-he-wanted-to-make-a-movie-that-audience-could-enjoy/ ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Hwang Jung Min Says He Wanted to Make a Movie that Au

Actor Lee Jung-jae sent actor Hwang Jung-min a coffee truck to the filming location of drama “HUSH”.    

August 11, 2015

‘Veteran’ No. 1 in competitive Korean box office

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

11022015.jpg

It’s a horse race at the Korean box office. 

Following strong performances by local blockbuster “Assassination” and Hollywood action flick “Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation” for the past two weeks, “Veteran” was the new chart-topper for the second weekend of August. 

Directed by action auteur Ryoo Seung-wan, the action comedy debuted with 1.9 million admissions at 1,064 screens nationwide, according to the Korean Film Council on Monday.

Although it came a little short of its competitors’ opening scores, (two million moviegoers for “Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation” and 2.4 million for “Assassination”), the film was still off to a good start, considering the fact that it opened at relatively fewer screens. 

Featuring a slew of stars, including Hwang Jung-min, Oh Dal-su and Yoo Hae-jin, the film follows a confrontation between a hardheaded police officer (Hwang) and a haughty spoiled millionaire (Yoo Ah-in). 

The film has made 15.4 billion won ($13.2 million) in Korea so far. 

Maintaining its popularity at the box office, Choi Dong-hoon’s historical action drama “Assassination” held second place with one million tickets sold. During its three-week reign in Korean theaters, the film has pulled in nearly nine million tickets, making 69.8 billion won. 

Last week, the movie was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, with author Choi Jong-rim claiming that it resembles much of his 2002 novel “Korean Memories.” However, production company Caper Films refuted the claim outright, asserting that they will take “strong countermeasures” against defaming of the filmmakers. No further actions were taken by either side. 

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation,” the fifth installment of the mega franchise, slipped to third place, selling 942,014 tickets over the weekend. Since the film opened in Korea on July 30, it has made 37.6 billion won. 

Far behind the top three were Universal’s “Minions” and Pixar’s “Inside Out,” in the fourth and fifth slots, respectively. “Minions,” in which miniature yellow creatures take center stage, sold 319,493 tickets, pulling its two-week total to 1.8 million, while “Inside Out,” which opened a month ago, has amassed 4.5 million tickets. 

Wildlife documentary “Amazonia” opened in eighth place with 17,323 tickets sold, while “Diary of a Chambermaid,” the third film adaptation of the classic 1900 novel, took ninth place with 4,559 tickets sold. 

BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 11, 2015

'Veteran' Draws 2.8 Million in 1st Week After Release

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

2015081101217_0.jpg

The crime flick "Veteran" has attracted some 2.8 million viewers in just five days since its release last Wednesday, putting it on track to become another summer box office hit. 

That is even faster than sales for director Ryoo Seung-wan's last film "The Berlin File" in 2013, which drew 2.25 million in the first week. 

Its performance also exceeded that of some mega-hit films, which drew over 10 million viewers -- "Ode to My Father" (2014) had 1.55 million viewers, "The Attorney" (2014) 1.75 million and "Haeundae" (2009) 1.99 million in their first weeks. 

"Veteran" performed particularly well in the all-important first weekend after release, attracting 1.44 million people, well ahead of "Assassination," which was released on July 23 and is likely to become the first film that attracts more than 10 million viewers this year.

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 12, 2015

Three Korean films invited to Toronto fest

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- Three Korean films, including director Ryoo Seung-wan's latest action flick "Veteran," secured invitations to this year's Toronto International Film Festival, according to the festival's official Website.

"Veteran" and "Collective Invention" by director Kwon Oh-kwang will be premiered in the festival's "Vanguard" category for innovative filmmakers that challenge social and cultural assumptions.

Internationally acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo's latest feature "Right Now, Wrong Then" was invited to the festival's "Masters" section for showing the latest works by the world's most influential art-house filmmakers.

The 40th edition of the non-competitive film festival is set to run from Sept. 10-20 in the Canadian city.

Starring Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in, Yoo Hae-jin and Oh Dal-su, "Veteran" is about a veteran detective who stands up against an arrogant and cruel heir of a rich family as he delves into the mysterious death of truck driver that he knew.

Released on Aug. 5, the movie has since attracted about 3.6 million viewers in local theaters. It is scheduled to open in Vietnam on Aug. 28 and India on Sept. 9.

"Collective Invention" is the feature debut by Kwon who wrote the script for "Safe," a film that won the Golden Palm award in the short-film category of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

It tells the story of a young unemployed man who participates in a clinical trial for a pharmaceutical company's new drug and slowly transforms into a fish as an unknown side effect. As the bizarre situation becomes Korea's hottest news, he is capitulated into the spotlight and becomes a superstar, only to fall from grace just as quickly.

"Right Now, Wrong Then" is Hong's 17th feature film starring Jung Jae-young and Kim Min-hee. The plot involves a movie director who happens to meet a female painter and gets closer with her while visiting a provincial city.

The film is currently competing for a prize in this year's Locarno International Film Festival that opened a week ago in Locarno, Switzerland. The festival is scheduled to close on Saturday.

sshim@yna.co.kr

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 12, 2015

'Veteran' invited to Toronto film festival

Source: The Korea Times

K2015081200191-200.jpg

Poster for the film 'Veteran'

The action film "Veteran" has been invited to screen in the non-competition category of the Toronto International Film Festival, its distributor said Wednesday.

Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, and starring Hwang Jung-min and Yoo Ah-in, the movie will be shown in the "Vanguard" category for innovative filmmakers, CJ Entertainment said.

The annual festival will run in the Canadian city from Sept. 10-20.

"Veteran" was chosen for its approach to criticizing the privileged class and various elements of entertainment.

The film is about a veteran detective who stands up against an arrogant and cruel heir of a rich family as the detective delves into the mysterious death of a truck driver.

Since its Aug. 5 release, the movie has attracted about 3.6 million viewers in local theaters.

It is scheduled to open in Vietnam on Aug. 28 and in India on Sept. 9.

janee@ktimes.com,

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 13, 2015

'Veteran' Gets Invite to Toronto Film Festival

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

Action flick "Veteran" has been invited to this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place Sept. 10-20. 

The annual festival is among the world's four major film extravaganzas along with those in Berlin, Cannes and Venice. 

But unlike the others, it doesn't have a competition section and diverse films from around the world are screened.

Released in early August, the film is about a veteran detective who chases the arrogant heir of a wealthy and powerful family while investigating the mysterious death of a truck driver.

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 13, 2015

‘Veteran’ Surpasses 3.5 Million Viewers

Source: BNTNews

[by Sora Ghim] Movie ‘Veteran’ has surpassed ‘Assassination’ and in just 7 days of its release, has gotten over 3.5 million viewers.

It recorded 86,511 people (at 10 AM) during the first week of its release on August 5 and 123,519 (at 10 AM) on August 11 during its second week. On various portal sites, it got high reviews and a rating of 9. Receiving good feedback and increasing its market share, ‘Veteran’ is maintaining its number one spot for ticket reservations.

Online survey company PMI held a survey through ‘Tillion’ asking 5,000 people in their 20s to 50s which movie they wanted to watch that week. ‘Veteran’ took first with 20.7% at 1,035 people, next was ‘Assassination’ at 17.6% and 880 people and in third was ‘Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation’ with 13.7% and 685 people.

The director of ‘Veteran’ is Ryu Seung Wan, who also did ‘The Berlin File’ and ‘The Unjust.’ Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Ah In, Oh Dal Soo, Yoo Hae Jin, and Jang Yoon Joo star in the movie.

‘Assassination’ is set in 1933 Shanghai and Seoul about independence fighters and the government planning an assassination while a hitman chases after these groups. ‘Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation’ is the fifth installment of the popular ‘Mission: Impossible’ series and shows Ethan Hunt leading his team to prevent a terrorist group from destroying the IMF. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 13, 2015

‘Veteran’ tops box office, surpassing 4 million mark

A new Korean movie “Veteran” surpassed the 4 million mark in ticket sales at the box office on Thursday, outpacing other films and emerging as one of the biggest hits during the vacation season.

Director Ryoo Seung-wan said, “I would like to thank everyone for loving the film so much. I always wanted to make this kind of movie which relieves people of their everyday stress.” 

The film involves a veteran detective who tracks down an arrogant heir of a rich family involved in a mysterious death of a truck driver. 

Ryoo said, “I wish there are more people like Seo Do-cheol in our life, who stands up against injustice.”

By Lee Hye-won (hyewonlee@heraldcorp.com)

Source: KoBiz20150813mots_kbo.jpg

 
Link to post
Share on other sites

August 13, 2015

Toronto Nabs Korean Veterans and Genre Newcomer
HONG Sangsoo, RYOO Seung-wan and KWON Oh-kwang Headed to TIFF

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

A trio of Korean films, representing very different sides of the industry, were announced this week as part of the second wave of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Screening in the Masters section will be HONG Sangsoo’s latest film Right Now, Wrong Then, while RYOO Seung-wan’s current chart-topper Veteran and newcomer KWON Oh-kwang’s Collective Invention have both secured a berth in the Vanguard program.
 
The 17th film by respected auteur HONG, Right Now, Wrong Then stars KIM Min-hee (in a HONG film for the first time) and JUNG Jae-young, as well as YU Jun-sang and KO Asung, also a HONG neophyte. The film premieres this week in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival. The invitation marks HONG’s fourth consecutive appearance at TIFF, following In Another Country (2012), Our Sunhi (2013) and Hill of Freedom last year, and ninth selection overall.
 
The Vanguard section, which last invited a Korean film in 2013 (YEON Sang-ho’s The Fake), this year features a brace of films from the peninsula. Among those are RYOO Seung-wan’s kinetic action-thriller Veteran, starring HWANG Jung-min, which opened to rave reviews this past week in Korea and is commanding the charts, and the high concept mutation comedy Collective Invention from first time director KWON Oh-kwang. The film features PARK Bo-young, who was last seen at Toronto in 2012’s A Werewolf Boy.
 
With still some sections to be revealed, this year’s 40th TIFF will run over September 10-20.

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 15, 2015

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Veteran" 

Review by William Schwartz l Hancinema.net

photo623941.jpg

Do-cheol (played by Hwang Jeong-min) is a cop that doesn't play by the rules. That makes him a good guy. Tae-oh (played by Yoo Ah-in) is a corporate heir who doesn't play by the rules. That makes him a bad guy. That's "Veteran" on the most basic level. Both of its lead characters want to fun, often in equally pointless and gratuitously violent ways, but Do-cheol's antics are funny and Tae-oh's antics are evil because that's what it says in the script.

All right, facetiousness aside there's plenty to admire here. Like everything single action scene. Really- the extended open has nothing to do with Tae-oh at all. It's just Do-cheol running a scam designed to get him in a room with a bunch of guys he can beat up in increasingly comical ways with whatever blunt instruments happen to be nearby. It really helps the humor that hwang jeongpmin is obviously having a lot of fun. A later extended action scene starts out with Do-cheol just dancing gleefully until his boss barks at him to do some work instead of cheerleading on the other cops.

The action comedy in "Veteran" is easily the caliber of a classic Jackie Chan movie- half of it is intense choreography and the other half of it is intense awkwardness. Not just Do-cheol, but all the rest of the police team completely nail their punchlines just in time to razzle the viewer with another fabulous setpiece. "Veteran" look absolutely beautiful in motion and the opening sets up the promise of a constantly thrilling story to come.

Then the actual plot, the one featuring Tae-oh, sets in. And this story is much less fun, because writer / director Ryoo Seung-hwan makes the questionable decision to go for serious class commentary on the horrible things sadistic rich people can get away with. I'm all for class commentary, but Tae-oh is so cartoonishly drawn as a villain it's impossible to take him seriously. Which is unfortunate because the longer "Veteran" goes on the more obvious it is that we're supposed to see the story as a serious fight between good and evil.

This might not have irked me so much except that the mystery is poorly constructed. "Veteran" is another movie that takes place in a universe where modern medical examiners are just really incompetent. And don't get me started on the final summation. No corporation in the world, let alone an evil one, has employment benefits good enough to manage a cover-up of this magnitude. You might as well have Tae-oh enlist the help of space aliens- it wouldn't be any less plausible.

Granted, I'm guessing you're probably more interested in whether "Veteran" is fun rather than whether it's plausible. And...well, it's fifty-fifty really. Half of the movie is funny action jokes, and the other half is not-especially-funny-watch-the-bad-guy-be-a-sadist-while-the-hero-looks-on-helplessly plot. I know that was a lot of hyphens, but that's pretty much how it feels in the movie too. Like I'm impatiently waiting for the movie to get back to the fun parts I liked instead of belaboring an obvious point.

Review by William Schwartz Read more at: http://tr.im/CvfRO

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 17, 2015

'Veteran' tops weekend box-office, crushing 'Assassination'

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Yonhap) -- It was a battle between Korean action films at the weekend box office, with "Veteran" outperforming "Assassination," which has already drawn more than 10 million admissions, according to data from the official market tracker.

"Veteran," which is about a confrontation between a police detective and an heir of a family-owned conglomerate known here as "chaebol," secured 18.12 billion won (US$15.32 million) in ticket sales for the Aug. 14-16 weekend, according to computerized box-office figures from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

The amount represents 47.5 percent of the entire box-office revenues.

Directed by Rhoo Seung-wan, the film stars Hwang Jung-min as Seo Do-cheol, a hot-blooded detective with a strong sense of justice, and Yoo Ah-in as Jo Tae-oh, an arrogant and cruel chaebol heir, in addition to Yoo Hae-jin as a company executive who is Jo's right-hand man and Oh Dal-su as Seo's boss.

Released on Aug. 5, it has since attracted more than 6.64 million viewers as of Sunday.

"Assassination," which depicts Korean independence fighters' struggle against Japanese colonizers in the 1930s, ranked No. 2 on the weekend, earning 7.86 billion won from 767 screens across the country.

Starring Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo, the action flick by Choi Dong-hoon surpassed 10 million in attendance on Saturday when the country marked the 70th anniversary of the Korean liberation from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule. It currently is the most-viewed Korean film year-to-date.

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" came in third place, but lost much of its strength shown in the first two weeks of its run.

The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series earned 3.75 billion won from 500 screens, adding 469,283 to its accumulated number of viewers, which was 5.61 million as of Sunday.

Two other Korean films had a small opening weekend.

Released on Thursday, "Memories of the Sword" managed to sit at No. 6, collecting 247,119 viewers in its opening weekend. It has been seen by 330,000 people in the first week of its run, which is far below expectations for a film with top stars such as Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon.

The romantic comedy "Wonderful Nightmare" started stronger than "Memories of the Sword," with 256,208 viewers on the weekend.

sshim@yna.co.kr

Link to post
Share on other sites

Variety_zpsab63cb21.jpg

August 16, 2015

Korea Box Office: Local Blockbusters Triumph on Holiday Weekend

Sonia Kil Variety.com

Representing a week-on-week rise of 18%, Ryoo Seung-wan’s “Veteran” earned $15.4 million from 2.25 million admissions between Friday and Sunday and held on to top spot over the busy Independence Day weekend.

The CJ Entertainment release has rapidly scored $44.4 million from 6.64 million admissions after 12 days on release.

Fittingly, Showbox’s period action drama “Assassination” crossed the 10 million admissions mark on Independence Day (Aug 15). It grossed $6.7 million from 989,600 admissions between Friday and Sunday, extending its total to $70.5 million from 10.7 million admissions. “Assassination” is now the top movie of the year, ahead of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” held third place, adding $3.2 million over the three-day weekend for $37.9 million. UPI’s “Minions” has made $14 million after three weekends on release.

Lotte’s long-anticipated “Memories of the Sword” disappointed. The big budget martial art drama starring Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon, top actor Lee Byung-hun, and rising star Kim Go-Eun only made $2.23 million over its opening four days.

Another local newcomer “Wonderful Nightmare” made $2.12 million over its opening four days. Screenwriter turned director Kang Hyo-jin, directed the fantasy comedy with actress Uhm Jung-hwa and actor Song Seung-heon.

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” came in like a lamb, and earned $371,700 between Thursday and Sunday. Aardman Studios’ previous, “Arthur Christmas” made $4.06 million in 2011—2012.

The Grand Prize winner of the Jeonju festival, director Ahn Gooc-jin’s first feature “Alice in Earnestland” opened in tenth spot, taking $116,600 between Thursday and Sunday.

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 18, 2015

‘Veteran’ dominates over Liberation Day holiday

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Ryoo Seung-wan’s action comedy “Veteran” stayed well on top, attracting 2.3 million moviegoers during the weekend, which included the three-day holiday marking the 70th anniversary of Korea’s Liberation Day. 

At over 1,000 screens nationwide, the summer tent pole from CJ Entertainment made 18 billion won ($15 million), bringing its two-week total to 52 billion won. 

The speed at which “Veteran” is gaining ticket sales is as fast as that of “Assassination,” which succeeded in garnering 10 million ticket sales, the first Korean film to do so this year.

“Assassination,” a historical action flick crafted by Choi Dong-hoon, also continued to shine at the local box office, after opening nationwide on July 22.

It was meaningful that the film hit the monumental 10 million admissions mark (roughly equal to 82 billion won) on a Liberation Day, which fell on Saturday, since the film is about a secret assassination scheme during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial era. 

It is now the 10th most-watched film in Korean cinematic history. Its next goal is surpassing Bong Joon-ho’s “The Host” (2006), which holds ninth place with 10.9 million tickets sold. 

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation” also stayed put over the weekend in third place, selling 469,252 tickets. It has earned 44 billion won so far in Korea. 

Meanwhile, the much buzzed-about film “Memories of the Sword,” starring Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon, took a disappointing sixth place with only 247,119 tickets sold, making 1.9 billion won. 

Despite its ambitious attempt at the martial arts genre fueled by a slew of A-list actors such as Jeon, Lee and rising actress Kim Go-eun, Park Heung-sik’s latest film, which reportedly cost 10 billion won, had to settle for a low ranking. 

Uhm Jeong-hwa’s romance drama “Wonderful Nightmare” debuted in fifth place with 256,199 ticket sales, while the low-budget dark fantasy film “Alice in Earnestland” from the Korean Academy of Film Arts debuted in 10th with 11,945 tickets sold.

A winner in the Korean competitive section of this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival, “Alice,” directed by Ahn Gook-jin, focuses on an unjust society where the most hardworking person can easily end up in the most miserable situation. 

Singer-turned-actress Lee Jung-hyun excels at playing Su-nam, who becomes increasingly merciless after realizing that her hard work and kindness don’t help her achieve a decent life.

BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 17. 2015

Hwang Jung Min and Jeon Do Yeon, the best actor and actress of the year 

Source: OSEN via Hancinema.net

photo625001.jpg

Hwang Jeong-min and Jeon Do-yeon took home the Best Actor and Actress award at the 2015 Jechun International Musical Film Awards Directors' Cut. The movies responsible for their trophies are "Ode to My Father" and "The Shameless".

The JIMFA Directors' Cut was attended by directors Chung Ji-young, Lee Myeong-se, Kim Jee-woon, Oh Seung-wook, Jeong Yoon-cheol, Lim Pil-seong, Ryoo Seung-wan and others.

Kim Jee-woon and Jeong Yoon-cheol appeared first to introduce the event and made everyone laugh with their witty speech. Kim said, "Heo Jin-ho won an award in 1998 for "One Fine Spring Day" but that was it". Jeong then said, "Shim Eun-ha who was chosen as 'the moviemaker of the year' isn't here. That's the kind of film festival this is".

The highlight of the day was Best Actor and Actress and the Best Director. Hwang Jeong-min who is about to hit 10 million audiences with the movie "Veteran", won Best Actor for "Ode to My Father" from last year which also holds a record for 10 million views. Hwang said, "I was very angry for many reasons while filming "Ode to My Father", but thank you for dealing with me and giving me this huge award".

Jeon Do-yeon took home the Best Actress award for "The Shameless" in which she starred in with Kim Nam-gil. She was the flower of the night and director Oh said, "I wanted the Rookie Award and not the Best Director Award".

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 18, 2015

‘Veteran,’ ‘Assassination’ top S. Korean box office as hits of the year

By Tae Hong The Korea Times US

The two giants of South Korean cinema so far this year have emerged — “Veteran,” which passed 7 million viewers Tuesday, and “Assassination,” which stands at 10.79 million as of Monday, according to Yonhap.

“Veteran,” which was released Aug. 5, passed the 5 million ticket sales mark on its 10th day, the fastest of any domestic film this year alongside “Assassination.”

Directed by Ryu Seung-wan, it stars silver screen giant Hwang Jung-min and heartthrob actor Yoo Ah-in as detective and powerful millionaire in a cat-and-mouse game.

“Assassination,” which premiered July 22, is the highest-grossing Korean film of the year.

Led by a heavyweight cast including Ha Jung-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae, and directed by Choi Dong-hoon, the film details an assassinatiion plot by a band of independence fighters during Japanese occupation in Korea.

Meanwhile, the box office has not been kind to “Memories of the Sword,” a period flick boasting big-name actors Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon — according to Korean Film Council Tuesday, the film has only attracted about 350,000 moviegoers since its release last week, and is lingering at No. 6 nationwide.

Link to post
Share on other sites

August 19, 2015

'Veteran' Close to Being Next Summer Hit

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

20150818134150_55d2b78e546cf_1.jpg

The crime flick "Veteran" hit the 7 million mark in cinema attendance on Tuesday.

As it has maintained momentum through its third week in theaters, the movie is expected to be another summer box office hit on part with the period espionage film "Assassination," which was the first to surpass 10 million viewers this season. 

"Veteran" is about a veteran detective who chases the arrogant heir of a wealthy and powerful family while investigating the mysterious death of a truck driver.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Guest changed the title to Hwang Jung-Min 황정민 - Current Drama 2020: Hush on JTBC
  • Helena changed the title to Hwang Jung-Min 황정민

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..