[UPDATE] “Veteran” Starring Yoo Ah In Hits #1 Slot in Its Debut, Tops Box Office
Crime-flick movie Veteran, starring Hwang Jung Min and Yoo Ah In, celebrates the opening day on August 5 with a light heart -thanks to the unanimously word-of-mouth craze and its lively story- as it tops the box office on its début by occupying number 1 slot in all pre-sales websites.
According to Korean Film Council (KOFIC) integrated computer network, within 24 hours Veteran hit first place in all theater sites and advance booking sites, such as Interpark, Max Movie, CGV, Mega Box, Naver, and Daum.
By 6 am in the morning, Veteran took over the first place from Assassination with 26.8% figure or 90,291 advance reservations, and increased to nearly 29% in the afternoon. This made Veteran the #1 biggest early box office, followed by Mission Impossible 5.
[UPDATE 8/6] As of 12:00 am August 5, Veteran has gathered 403,321 admissions or over 45.1% occupation. The movie continued rising to 413,996 admissions with 956 screens nationwide on August 6 at 7 am, and took the overall box office. Veteran achieved the feat of breaking the record of the highest score in the opening day of Director Ryu’s previous movie Berlin File (270,000 in 2013).
On the current Naver Movie scores, the overall audience gives 9.63 point, movie critics 7.43 point, and overall users score is 8.70 point. Veteran also bagged 3 to 4.5 Stars from the movie critics.
Veteran is an explosive criminal action thriller that comes from director Ryu Seung-wan (The Berlin File). It depicts the story of an arrogant third-generation chaebol (Yoo Ah In) who thinks he can get away with anything, but a persistent detective (Hwang Jung Min) is hell-bent on taking him down.
It’s highly expected that Veteran is coming off a stunningly large opening weekend.
After attending the CGV Movie Live Talk last night (we’ll post the pictures soon later), the Veteran actors; Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Ah In, Oh Dal Su, and Jang Yoon Ju, will hold the Stage Greeting events in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan from August 7 to 9, 2015.
Veteran, congrats and fighting!
Source: enews24, CJEMM, Naver