Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won’s latest movie “A Violent Prosecutor” is expected to surpass 8 million admissions at the local box office.
The figure stood at just over 7.5 million as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to data from Korean Film Council.
|"A Violent Prosecutor" (Showbox)|
The film’s popularity is thought to have been aided by one of the biggest national holidays in Korea, Seollal.
The comedy action flick has a delightful revenge plot of a prosecutor, named Byun Jae-wook played by Hwang, who gets imprisoned due to a false accusation of murder.
However, as he meets Han Chi-won, played by Kang, in jail, he makes plans to clear his false charge.
With a huge gap with the second most-watched movie “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which has about 3.5 million admissions, its popularity will last for a while.
By Kim Soo-hyang (firstname.lastname@example.org)