SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A film depicting a bloody inter-Korean naval clash in 2002 became the most-watched Korean film so far this year, the movie’s distributor said Friday.
Released on June 24, “Northern Limit Line” has attracted 3,872,070 viewers as of 12:40 p.m., the largest number for any Korean film that has opened in local theaters this year.
The previous record was 3,872,015 set by “Detective K: Secret of the Lost Land,” out in February.
The domestic war movie is expected to smoothly pass the 4-million mark around this weekend.
Directed by Kim Hak-soon and starring Gim Mu-yeol, Jin Goo and Lee Hyun-woo, the film depicts the naval skirmish off the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong on June 29, 2002, which left six South Korean sailors dead and 18 others injured.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood action blockbuster “Terminator Genisys” surpassed 2 million in attendance on Friday morning, the ninth day of its run, according to its distributor.
The fifth installment of the Terminator series, out in local theaters on Thursday last week, has sold some 2.01 million tickets as of Friday morning, Lotte Entertainment said.
Directed by Alan Taylor, “Terminator Genisys” serves as a prequel, sequel and reboot to the first four Terminator movies.
In the new film, Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his iconic cybernetic robot character, joined by a slew of newcomers, including “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke and “Divergent” star Jai Courtney, and South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.’