'Veteran' Moves Up to 6th Most Successful Korean Movie of All-Time

      September 21, 2015 10:13

      The crime flick "Veteran" has finally outpaced the period espionage film "Assassination." The films were released two weeks apart this summer and dominated the box office with over 10 million views each.

      According to the Korean Film Council on Sunday, "Veteran" had drawn a total of 12.73 million spectators as of Saturday since its release on Aug. 7. It became the sixth most successful movie in the history of Korean cinema, moving past "Assassination" which drew some 12.68 million since its release on July 24.

      At the current pace, "Veteran" will likely outpace "Miracle in Cell No. 7," the 5th most popular Korean movie ever with 12.81 million spectators.

      Infused with action and humor, the crime flick is about a veteran detective who chases the arrogant heir of a wealthy and powerful family while investigating the mysterious death of a truck driver.

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