South Korea’s Most Watched Film Gets A Strong Start Stateside!

Will you go check this movie out?

“The Admiral: Roaring Currents” – had an strong opening this past weekend in the U.S., while back in Korea it became the most-watched film in the country’s cinematic history by tallying admissions of over 14 million.

Since opening this weekend on 30 screens, after a one week preview at the CGV Cinema in Los Angeles, “The Admiral” has earned $687,000 pushing the film in top 20 at the box office. The per screen average for “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” was $18,744 placing it in 2nd, ahead of mega-blockbusters like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The South Korean film is #4 among top engagements in the U.S. and Canada thanks in part to a slew of sold-out showings at the CGV Cinema. Which in terms of movies stateside is amazing!!

The Admiral portrays the storied real life battle of Myeong-Nyang, the legendary naval battle that occurred during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1597. On the 16th of September in 1597, Admiral Yi Sun-shin won the battle at Myeong-Nyang Sea with only 12 battleships against 330 Japanese battleships. This battle is considered one of Yi’s most significant victories because he defeated the Japanese without his famous Turtle Ships, which brought him victories in previous battles.

Via: CVG Cinemas

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