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Box-office Success of ‘Battleship Island’ Overshadows Competition

Box-office Success of ‘Battleship Island’ Overshadows Competition

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean blockbuster “The Battleship Island” has reigned at the box office for seven days since it opened last Wednesday. But its record-shattering success has rekindled a years-long dispute over big-budget films’ monopoly of screens that stifles competition and impedes diversity. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan of “Veteran” and starring Hwang [...]