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'Thirst' Tops Box Office in Korea With 600,000 Moviegoers

2009/05/03 | 103 views | Permalink | Source

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"Thirst", of Director Park Chan-wook's latest film, placed top in the box office during the two consecutive holidays of the opening week.

The film attracted a total of 626,024 moviegoers during the first three days after the release, following 439,950 at 601 cinemas across the country for May Day and Saturday, according to the integrated computer network figure of the Korean Film Council.

The film also attracted 178,000 cinemagoers, Thursday, the largest number among new releases in the first day of their screening this year.

The film, which tells the story of a priest who becomes a vampire, is expected to hit 800,000 in total Sunday if the current trend persists, according to movie analysts.

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