Magazine article Screen International

'Extreme Job' Now Second Biggest All-Time Hit in South Korea

Magazine article Screen International

'Extreme Job' Now Second Biggest All-Time Hit in South Korea

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Has passed 14.5 million admissions.

In South Korea, CJ Entertainment’s action comedy Extreme Job has become the second biggest hit in history after reaching a total of more than 14.5 million admissions today (February 18), according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

Released January 23, the film has now made more than $111.3m at the local box office from 2,003 screens.

Directed by Lee Byoung-heon (Twenty), Extreme Job follows a team of narcotics detectives that goes undercover working at a fried chicken joint to bring down an organized crime gang. Their plans go awry when their chicken recipe is so good the place becomes the hottest eatery in town.

The film stars Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring Currents), Lee Hanee (The Bros), Jin Sun-kyu (The Outlaws), Lee Dong-hwi (The Handmaiden) and Gong Myoung (A Girl At My Door). …

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