Official movie poster for "Into Fire" [Taewon Entertainment]
Korean war epic "71-Into the Fire" successfully bowed into the top spot on the local box office over the weekend, pushing back two-week winner "A Story of Bangja" down the chart.
Figures by the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) released on Monday revealed that the newly released picture, which opened in theaters on June 16, attracted 809,229 moviegoers during the weekend of June 18 to 20.
The film has accumulated over 1.1 million admissions to date, making it the fastest movie this year to breach the one million mark.
"Fire", starring Hallyu star Kywon Sang-woo, Cha Seung-won, Kim Seung-woo and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun) from idol group Big Bang, is about the true story of 71 student soldiers who fought during the Korean War. The film commemorates the 60th anniversary of the war this month.
Erotic comedy "The Servant", starring Kim Joo-hyuk, Ryoo Seung-bum and Jo Yeo-jung, slipped one notch to second place selling 332,607 tickets, while action flick "The A-Team" also dropped a spot to No. 3 with 192,572 admits.
"How To Train Your Dragon" and "Sex and the City 2" followed behind sequentially with 109,612 and 83,306 moviegoers, respectively.
Other movies on the top 10 included "Street Dance 3D", "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", "The Karate Kid", "IP MAN 2" and "Hero of the Rails".
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