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'Kingsman 2' claims biggest S. Korean opening ever for R-rated film

By Yonhap

Published : Sept. 28, 2017 - 10:48

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The British-American spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" had the biggest opening day for an R-rated film in South Korea, data showed Thursday.

According to the real-time box-office tally from the Korean Film Council, the Fox movie sold 481,891 tickets on 1,686 screens across the country, taking the box-office crown on its first day.

It surpassed the first-day record of 475,482 set by the South Korean crime action film "Asura: The City of Madness" last year. 

(21st Century Fox Korea) (21st Century Fox Korea)
The "Kingsman" sequel outperformed the 2015 original's opening with 78,058 views.

It pushed down to second the local comedy-drama "I Can Speak," which sold 126,554 tickets on 933 screens the same day.

The movie about Korean women who were sexually enslaved by Japanese World War II soldiers, however, topped 1 million in attendance on the seventh day of its run. (Yonhap)