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Domestic Blockbusters Attract Moviegoers

2007/08/03 Source

Two domestic blockbusters --- "D-War" and "May 18" --- have opened to strong ticket sales across the nation, allaying fears of a crisis for domestic film.

"May 18", directed by Kim Ji-hoon, has sold two-point-six million tickets as of Thursday since opening on July 25th.

The film, also known as "Splendid Holiday", surpassed the two-million mark a week after its opening and is expected to easily reach the three-million mark this weekend.

The movie is based on the May 18th, 1980 pro-democracy uprising in the southwestern city of Gwangju.

Another blockbuster "D-War", directed by comedian Shim Hyung-rae, has drawn 900-thousand moviegoers since opening Wednesday.

The market share for Korean films in the year's first half stood at 42 percent, a post-2001 low.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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