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  • A New Record is put into LEE Byung-hun’s Filmography
  • by JANG Sung-ran  /  Oct 05, 2012
  • Viewers of Masquerade outnumbered 7 million in 21 days
     
     
    Masquerade has attracted over 7 million moviegoers to theater by October 3rd. This record was made the day after it had sold 6 million tickets and 21 days after it was released. It was possible because the film dominated screens during the Chuseok holidays and the National foundation Day of Korea. This is 13 days faster than King And The Clown, which sold 7 million tickets in 34 days and 12.3 million in the end, and 25 days faster than War of the Arrows, a historical fim that was the biggest hit in 2011. What is most meaningful with this accomplishment is that it has been screen during September, which is regarded a low season, while King And The Clown and War of the Arrows were run during vacation when theaters are most crowded through the entire year.

    Masquerade renewed LEE Byung-hun’s filmography. Among previous films he acted in, The Good, The Bad, And The Weird, which gathered 6,680,000 viewers in 2008, was the biggest hit.

    CJ Entertainment Japan is preparing for nationwide release of Masquerade in Japan in February next year.
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