Hansan: Rising Dragon' tops 2 million ticket sales; 'Top Gun: Maverick' passes 7 million mark
- August 02, 2022 | Other
Hansan: Rising Dragon' tops 2 million ticket sales;
'Top Gun: Maverick' passes 7 million mark
Updated : 2022-08-02 13:30
By Kwak Yeon-soo
'Hansan: Rising Dragon' topped a cumulative 2 million ticket sales on the fifth day of its release, the film's local distributor, Lotte Entertainment, said Sunday.
Released on July 27, the sequel to the 2014 film, "Roaring Currents," centers on the Battle of Hansan Island in 1592, where Admiral Yi Sun-sin fends off Japanese invaders with his brilliant war tactics like the "hakikjin" (crane wing maneuver) and the deployment of the "geobukseon," or turtle-shaped armored battleships covered with iron spikes and a fire-breathing dragon head at the front.
The film has topped the box office ranking every day since its release. The pace of the ticket sales is faster than that of several other films that reached the milestone of 10 million ticket sales. "The Attorney" (2013), which passed the 10 million viewer mark, topped 2 million ticket sales in its sixth day of release, and "Ode to My Father" (2014), which is the fourth most-viewed movie in Korean film history, exceeded 2 million ticket sales in its eighth day of release.
Meanwhile, Hollywood action blockbuster "Top Gun: Maverick" is still putting up solid numbers in Korea, surpassing 7 million admissions in the box office on the 41st day of its release.
The sequel to the 1986 film, "Top Gun," follows the story of legendary pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who is called back to the naval flight academy to train young pilots and prepare them for a special mission.
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