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'The King and the Clown' Shatters Box Office Record

2006/03/06 | 183 views | Permalink | Source

The blockbuster film "The King and the Clown" has broken the country's all-time box office record, just 67 days after its release.

Distributor Cinema Service announced that the movie became South Korea's number-one blockbuster after drawing more than 11-point-75 million viewers as of Sunday, overtaking the record of 11-point-74 million held by the 2004 film "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War".

Critics attribute the overwhelming popularity of "The King and the Clown" to its tight plot and superb cinematography, despite its low budget of fouR-Point-three billion won and lack of an A-list cast.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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