Two domestic blockbusters --- "D-War
" and "May 18"
--- have opened to strong ticket sales across the nation, allaying fears of a crisis for domestic film.
, directed by Kim Ji-hoon
, has sold two-point-six million tickets as of Thursday since opening on July 25th.
The film, also known as "Splendid Holiday", surpassed the two-million mark a week after its opening and is expected to easily reach the three-million mark this weekend.
The movie is based on the May 18th, 1980 pro-democracy uprising in the southwestern city of Gwangju.
Another blockbuster "D-War
", directed by comedian Shim Hyung-rae
, has drawn 900-thousand moviegoers since opening Wednesday.
The market share for Korean films in the year's first half stood at 42 percent, a post-2001 low.
Reported by KBS WORLD Radio