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Naval war film 'Noryang' surpasses 3 mln admissions

By Yonhap

Published : Dec. 30, 2023 - 16:35

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A moviegoer looks at the poster of A moviegoer looks at the poster of "Noryang: Deadly Sea" at a cinema in Seoul on Dec. 22. (Yonhap)

"Noryang: Deadly Sea," a movie about South Korea's legendary naval admiral Yi Sun-sin, surpassed 3 million cumulative viewers on the 11th day of opening, Lotte Entertainment said Saturday.

Director Kim Han-min's final installment of his trilogy about the 16th century admiral recounts the last naval battle between a retreating Japan and the allied forces of the Joseon and the Ming dynasties that pursued them.

As of 3 p.m. Saturday, the 2.5-hour epic film took up 34.2 percent of ticket sales at the local box office at first place.

The film, which opened on Dec. 20, drew 1 million viewers on the fourth day of opening and 2 million on the sixth day. (Yonhap)