Korean action movie “Secretly Greatly” starring actor Kim Soo-hyun has made a record debut.
According to the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) on Friday, the Wednesday release was watched by over 1.4 million people the past two days, making it the quickest time in Korean box office history for a movie to surpass the one million mark.
The picture also sold close to half a million tickets on the day of its release, making it the most-watched Korean film ever on the day of its premiere.
“The Thieves,” another one of his movies released last year, had previously set the record by attracting 430,000 moviegoers.
Hollywood pic “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the third movie of the “Transformers” franchise, holds the record for Korean and foreign films combined, with the number at over 520,000.
But “Secretly Greatly” has become this year’s most-watched film on premiere day, Korean and foreign films combined, by surpassing the 420,000 mark that “Iron Man 3” set.
Due to the popularity of both Kim and the movie’s story, which is based on smash hit web cartoon “Covertness” by cartoonist Hun, the movie drew much attention from the public even before its release.
“Secretly Greatly” tells the story of three North Korean spy agents who are sent to South Korea in order to fulfill the mission of a dying legend. To cover their identities, one agent will play a fool (Kim Soo-hyun), another a high school student (Lee Hyun-woo), and the last an ordinary person preparing to become a singer (Park Ki-woong).
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