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'The Outlaws' again dominates box office, soon to hit 5 mln viewers

2017/10/23 10:01

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By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- The crime action film "The Outlaws" defeated newcomer "Geostorm" to remain atop the weekend box office for the second straight week.

The Korean film sold 787,242 tickets, bringing its total haul to 4.97 million, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), a state agency for promoting Korean films.

Directed by Kang Yoon-sung and starring Ma Dong-seok and Yoon Kye-sang, "The Outlaws" has maintained its box-office lead for 15 straight days and is expected to surpass the 5 million mark in attendance Monday.

This photo released by Megabox Plus M shows a scene from "The Outlaws." (Yonhap) This photo released by Megabox Plus M shows a scene from "The Outlaws." (Yonhap)

The Hollywood disaster flick "Geostorm" debuted at No. 2, selling 605,657 tickets over the Oct. 20-22 weekend.

Another newcomer, "Man of Will," a local biopic on the early life of prominent independence activist and politician Kim Koo, came in third. The film starring Cho Jin-woong and Song Seung-heon attracted 201,279 viewers on its opening weekend.

"The Fortress," starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Yoon-seok, slipped two notches to fourth with 64,478 views. It was followed by the British-American spy action comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," which sold 44,468 tickets in its fourth weekend in South Korea.

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