SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean historical action film “Assassination” drew nearly 950,000 viewers in one day, its distributor said Sunday, the second-largest number for any Korean movie.
The film, which opened in theaters Wednesday, was seen by 949,135 people on Saturday, according to Showbox. That’s second only to “Roaring Currents,” which set a record of 1.26 million viewers on its fifth day of opening last year.
Set in Shanghai and Seoul in the 1930s when Korea was a colony of Japan, the star-studded film depicts three Korean independence fighters teaming up to assassinate the commander of the Japanese troops in Korea and a Korean business tycoon with ties to Japan.
Among the actors in the leading roles are Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo.
As of Saturday, the movie was seen by nearly 2.42 million viewers, leading to expectations it will exceed the 3 million mark later Sunday.