According to the Korea Film Council on February 6th, "Nameless Gangster" drew in 351,708 people on the 5th, putting it in first place for that day's ticket sales at the box office. So far, about 1,092,198 people have gone to see the movie.
After premiering on the 2nd, the movie brought in a crowd of 720,000 in the first day days over the weekend. To have broken past the 1 million mark in about four days is the shortest record so far for this year. At this pace, exceeding even the 2 million people mark will be no problem.
"Nameless Gangster" takes place in Busan of the '80s where a corrupted customs officer named Choi Ik-hyeon is on the verge of losing his job. He then meets a gangster named Choi Hyeong-bae who turns his life upside down through his connections with the Japanese gang, Yakuza. Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon to set up a business from money earned through drug trafficking while Ik-hyeon in turn lobbies for Hyeong-bae. However, when the government decides to fight against crime vehemently, the two's partnership starts to go down the drain.
In 2nd place was "Unbowed", having drawn in 149,684 people over the weekend. That brings the movie's total tally up to 2,642,358 movie watchers. 3rd place went to "Dancing Queen", with 116,459 people over the weekend, totaling 2,734,713 people.
Further down the list was the animation flick, "Tarbosaurus 3D", with 109,968 people having gone out to the theatres to watch it. That brings the total to 662,139 people. "Papa - Movie" was in 5th place with a weekend figure of 78,206 people, and a total record of 292,298 movie-watchers.
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