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'D-War' Breaks Korean Box Office Record in U.S.

2007/09/17 Source

Korean monster blockbuster "D-War" is screened at movie theater AMC 25 in Manhattan, New York./Newsis
"D-War", the Korean-made monster movie from director Shim Hyung-rae, earned US$1.55 million on its opening day Friday in the U.S.

According to U.S. entertainment industry newspaper Variety and box office reporter Box Office Mojo (, the movie retitled "Dragon Wars" scored the all-time opening-day box-office high for Korean films in the U.S. It opened in 2,275 theaters across the nation.

According to Box Office Mojo, "Dragon Wars" was the fifth biggest opener on Friday, trailing "The Brave One" and "Mr. Woodcock", among others.

The opening day box office for "Dragon Wars" topped that of all other Korean films released in the U.S. so far, including "The Host", "Typhoon", "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring" and "Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War".

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