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`Taegukgi' Flies High in Japan

2004/06/30 Source

The local blockbuster "Taegukgi (Brotherhood)" opened in Japan and took fourth place at the weekend box office.
The film, which stars Jang Dong-gun and Won Bin as two brothers fighting in the Korean War, was seen by 133,000 on Saturday and Sunday, reported Showbox, the film's production company.

According to the Japanese film Web site Eiga (, the film placed fourth at the Japanese weekend box office, following the top film "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "The Day After Tomorrow" and the Japanese film "Crying Out for Love".

The Korean film "Silmido" also came in at fourth in the box office when it opened in Japan on June 5. The film, which along with "Taegukgi" set South Korean box office records earlier this year, currently holds the seventh spot in Japan.

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