Jo In Sung, Nam Joo Hyuk, And More Celebrate “The Great Battle” Passing 2 Million Moviegoers
“The Great Battle” has surpassed another milestone!
On September 24, the film hit 2 million moviegoers in just six days since its premiere on September 19.
It notably hit this milestone two days faster than the 2012 film “Masquerade” (also known as “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King”), which is the only film released during the Chuseok holidays to ever surpass 10 million moviegoers in modern Korean film history. “The Great Battle” is also second only to “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” as the fastest film of 2018 to reach this milestone.
The movie has consistently been No. 1 at the Korean box office this past week, and is expected to continue to bring in a large number of moviegoers during its second week of release.
To celebrate surpassing 2 million moviegoers, Jo In Sung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Uhm Tae Goo, Park Byung Eun, and director Kim Kwang Sik took a photo together while holding flags that read, “Thank you for 2 million moviegoers.”
Representing the cast, Jo In Sung commented, “My heart was so full when I saw comments saying that the audience gave a round of applause after the movie. The driving force behind the success of ‘The Great Battle’ is the audience. We hope for your continual love and interest.”
Nam Joo Hyuk also expressed thanks on his Instagram for showing “The Great Battle” love despite it being the Chuseok holiday.
“The Great Battle” is a historical action thriller about the 88-day battle for Ansi Fortress between Goguryeo and the invading Tang Dynasty.