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‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’ loses momentum at box office

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Aug 2, 2018 - 17:35
  • Updated : Aug 2, 2018 - 17:35

“Illang: The Wolf Brigade,” starring actor Gang Dong-won, has been pushed out of the top five spots on the box office charts just eight days after its release.

The film based on the Japanese animation series “Jin-Roh” continues to slip on the charts, according to the Korean Film Council.

The action film, which was released on July 23, has yet to reach 1 million cinemagoers. It has to attract more than 6 million people to make a profit.

(Warner Bros. Korea)
In an interview with a KBS radio program, actor Kim Moo-yeol hoped the film’s ticket sales would reach 7.77 million, a target that now seems unlikely to be reached.

“Illang” is set in the Korean Peninsula in 2029 as both Koreas try to reunite over a seven-year preparation period while facing strong opposition from armed terror groups.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)

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