Good news for TGTBTW – It’s No. 1 last weekend. And I’m not aware that Lee Joon-Ik has a new film, “Sunny”.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Weird strikes gold
The fight and race over what is believed to be a valuable map – titled The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (Joheun Nom, Nappeun Nom, Isanghan Nom) – entered cinemas with its guns drawn and left its competition behind in clouds of gunfire. The kimchi western dug up treasure when it surpassed the 2 million landmark in its opening weekend. Its distributor CJ Entertainment announced on Monday morning a total of 2,186 million viewers since its release on Thursday July 17.
Director KIM Jee-woon’s US$ 17 star vehicle (LEE Byung-hun, SONG Kang-ho, and JUNG Woo-sung) grossed US$ 14 million over the weekend alone. The Good, the Bad, and the Weird recorded the third highest opening day with 400,000 tickets. Top opener in Korea is SHIM Hyung-rae’s D-War (470,000) and BONG Joon-ho’s The Host (Gwemool) comes second (450,000). The Good, the Bad, and the Weird is with The Host the fastest film to reach 2 million spectators, namely four days.
The Good, the Bad, and the Weird outperforms this year’s slate of films. KANG Woo-suk’s Public Enemy Returns (Gangcheoljoong: Gonggongui Jeok 1:1) is this year’s second fastest film to overtake the 2 million mark with eight days. Before the kimchi western, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull attracted the largest audiences on its opening day (212,000) in the running year. NA Hong-jin’s The Chaser (Choogyeokja) leads in popularity so far this year, over 5 million people watched the thriller.
Source: Korean Film Council