Korea: ‘The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos’ Rules Chuseok Holiday Box Office

Local films dominated cinemagoing in South Korea over the 4-day Chuseok holiday weekend, traditionally one of the year’s busiest periods. The winner was “The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos.”

Opening on Wednesday, the Cj Entertainment release earned $20.2 million from 1.97 million admissions over five days. A film adaptation of Cj E&m’s 2014 hit TV series “The Bad Guys” accounted for 49% of the weekend box office. Opening on the same day, “Tazza: One Eyed Jack” and “Cheer Up, Mr. Lee” took second and third places, respectively.

Starring Don Lee (“Train to Busan”), the story begins as a prisoner transport vehicle overturns on a road and high-profile prisoners escape. The police form a special team of hardened criminals to catch the fugitives.

Lotte Cultureworks’ “One Eyed Jack” earned $12.8 million between Wednesday and Sunday. Directed by Kwon Oh-kwang and starring Park Jung-min and Ryoo Seung-bum, the third instalment of the “Tazza” film series
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