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Blockbuster 'Taegukgi' Clocks 10 Mln Admissions

2004/03/15 | 117 views | Permalink | Source

Another Korean mega-blockbuster has done it again yet this time at a faster pace. 'Taegukgi' went down in Korean history as the second film ever to garner 10 million viewers at the national box office just 39 days after its release. Its distributor, Showbox says the Korean War epic attracted more than 10 million moviegoers across the country as of late Sunday, beating the previous record set by the season's first blockbuster 'Silmido' by 19 days.
That feat translates into economic benefits of some US$430 million through a number of overseas distribution contracts and other deals according to analysts. The US$13 million production made by celebrity filmmaker Kang Je-gyu is a story about the crossing fates of two brothers forced to fight each other in the Korean War.

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