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Film on 1597 victory against Japan breaks South Korean records

By Agence France-Presse in Seoul ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-21 07:13:32

A film depicting a famous 16th-century naval victory against Japanese invaders has set records at the South Korean box office, drawing the largest audience and becoming the first local movie to take more than $100 million.

Myeongryang (Roaring Cur-rents) attracted 13.62 million viewers as of Saturday after 18 days of screening, according to distributor CJ Entertainment.

The previous front-runner, Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, drew 13.61 million Korean cinema goers over a span of four months.

Film on 1597 victory against Japan breaks South Korean records

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