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'Master' Races to 5 Million Viewer Mark in Less Than 2 Weeks

2017/01/02 | Permalink | Source

Members of the cast of "Master" celebrate the film's reaching the 5 million viewer mark in Seoul on Sunday. From left, Lee Byung-hun, Uhm Ji-won, Gang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin /Courtesy of CJ Entertainment

The crime action flick "Master" took just 12 days from its release to draw 5 million viewers, reaching the milestone on Sunday.

The film opened on Dec. 21 to much fanfare due to its star-studded cast, which includes Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin.

It reached the 5 million mark faster than any previous December release, eclipsing "The Attorney", which achieved the feat 13 days after its release in December 2013 and went on to draw 11.37 million viewers in total. "Ode to My Father", which attracted over 14 million moviegoers, took 15 days from its December 2014 release to reach the mark.

"Master" continued to dominate the box office during the New Year weekend, despite a slew of new releases including the Hollywood blockbuster "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

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