Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' Continue Box Office Rise

Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' Continue Box Office Rise

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According to the Korean Film Council, the film about independence fighters in 1930s Japanese-occupied Seoul and Shanghai has clocked up 11.58 million admissions as of today (Aug 24).

Assassination has now topped The Attorney, which recorded 11.37 million in 2013, and pushed past Haeundae, which generated admissions of 11.45 million in 2009.

Choi now has two films in the all-time local film Top 10 with heist caper The Thieves and Assassination

Assassination became the biggest hit of this year to date over the Aug 15 Independence Day weekend while clocking more than 10 million admissions since its release July 22.

Veteran on its tail

Headed to the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20), Ryoo Seung-wan's Veteran is another local film making waves at the Korean box office.

The detective thriller starring Hwang Jung-min has been at the top of the charts for three weeks and has accumulated 9 million admissions at record speed. …

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