South Korean Box Office Local Comedy ‘Extreme Job’ Is Now Second Biggest Hit Movie

                 The South Korean comedy with name Extreme job become the highest grossing film of all the times in the country over this weekend. The movie got raked in a cumulative 137.7 billion Korean won ($122.1 million). This was according to the Korean Film Council’s KOBIS database. The film was on the top of the list for four straight weeks after opening on January 23. Though the movie lost its place from number 2 to 4 but it still maintained its place over the weekend. It continued to perform strongly and just to perform kit scored 15 percent of the market share over the most recent frame.

The CJ Entertainment title’s score surpasses the record of the movie with the name  The Admiral: Roaring Currents in the year 2014. The movie has been a historical movie which used to be the best Asian movie of its time with a cumulative gross of about $120 million. Also handled by CJ, The Admiral itself continues to hold South Korea’s highest attendance record with 17.6 million admissions, compared with 16.0 million currently for Extreme Job. Local industry watchers typically measure the collection of box office as far as the admissions are concerned.  It has just a population of over 50 million.

About Extreme Job

Lee Byung-Heon directed Extreme Job which focussed on narcotics detectives who go undercover in a fried chicken joint to crack down on a crime ring. Eventually, the things take on an unexpected turn however when the rundown restaurant turns into the hottest eatery in town. The very last year the comedies such as Perfect Stranger and On your wedding day performed remarkably well in the box office of South Korea. And now the movie Extreme job did conventionally well. It trumps the convention that blockbusters have to be big-budget period movies with a serious message, film critic Yoon Sung-Eun tells The Hollywood Reporter.  She also says, “Recent trends suggest that the general public prefer light entertainment compared to heavy dramas.”Yoon also noticed that the film breaks away from the signature formulas that used to work over the past.  The movie Extreme Job doesn’t bend genres but try to showcase a diverse style within the comedy genre ranging from slapstick to B-movie humor.

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Other Korean Movies

Meanwhile, all the other topics led the box office over the weekend at No. 1 was the biopic A Resistance, starring Snowpiercer actress Ko Asung as Yu Gwan-sun. He led the independence movement in Japan occupation period and was a hero. The Lotte Entertainment title was able to enjoy a promising debut. It had raking in a total of $5.6 million with 26.7 percent of the market revenue. The movie with name  No. 2 was Svaha: The Sixth Finger is at No.2. When it is distributed by CJ, the occult mystery thriller dropped from its top spot last week. But it took home 21.9 percent of the market share for a cume of $15.8 million and Finishing third was considered as legal drama Innocent Witness. Another movie with name Lottie title the film starring popular actor Jung Woo-sung accounted for 16.9 percent of the box office share for a total of $16.3 million.

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