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'Along With the Gods' surpasses 12 mln mark in attendance

2018/01/11 10:34

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SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- The Korean fantasy blockbuster "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" topped 12 million in attendance Thursday, the 23rd day of its run, the film's distributor Lotte Entertainment said.

The film became the 10th most-viewed of all time in Korea, beating out "Train to Busan," a 2016 film that sold 11.57 million tickets, and "Taegukgi," which was seen by 11.74 million people in 2004.

"Along With the Gods" is the first installment of a two-part series directed by Kim Yong-hwa and based on a popular webtoon by Joo Ho-min.

Starring Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Hyang-gi, the film is about a righteous firefighter who is judged in seven hells for 49 days after death, guided by three grim reapers.

Part two is scheduled to open this summer.

This photo released by Lotte Entertainment is a still from "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds," which has been seen by more than 12 million people in South Korea. (Yonhap) This photo released by Lotte Entertainment is a still from "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds," which has been seen by more than 12 million people in South Korea. (Yonhap)

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