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Film "The King And The Clown" Likely to Top 10 Mil. Viewers

2006/02/06 Source

The film "The King And The Clown", directed by Lee Joon-ik and starring Kam Woo-sung and Jung Jin-young, will soon likely top 10 million viewers.

An official from the film distribution agency Cinema Service said on Feb. 6, "'The King And The Clown' was seen by 450,000 viewers during the weekend of Feb. 4-5, exceeding 9.45 million viewers as of the morning of Feb. 6. An average of 150,000 moviegoers are coming to watch this film each weekday. We expect it to top 10 million viewers as early as Feb. 9, the 42nd day after it was released on Dec. 29 of last year".

If it exceeds 10 million viewers, "The King And The Clown" will follow in the footsteps of two other blockbusters that have hit the record number previously: "Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War" (2003, 11.75 million viewers) and "Silmido" (2003, 11.08 million viewers). In particular, the box-office ticket sales record of "The King And The Clown" is meaningful in that it neither starred top-class actors nor was directed by a top-class director, and that it does not convey any "blockbuster themes" such as an inter-Korean issue.

Now into the sixth week since its release, "The King And The Clown" is currently being shown at 88 screens in Seoul and a total of 381 screens nationwide.

"250,000 viewers are seeing the movie during each weekend, and about 150,000 per weekday. We expect that even after it tops 10 million viewers, the film will keep attracting viewers", predicted Cinema Service.

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