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‘Extreme Job’ may break record

Feb 11,2019


Having sold more than 12 million tickets so far, “Extreme Job” is getting closer to becoming the Korean box-office’s No. 1 comedy in history, data showed Sunday.

The film has sold 12.18 million tickets since its release on Jan. 23 and after adding 776,162 Saturday, according to data from the Korean Film Council.

The current No. 1 comedy is “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” which sold 12.81 million tickets in 2012. That was the eighth biggest box-office tally in Korean film history.

Analysts predict “Extreme Job” may sell 14 million tickets, which has been done by only three South Korean films: “The Admiral: Roaring Currents,” “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds” and “Ode to My Father.”

Directed by Lee Byung-hun, “Extreme Job” revolves around a team of goofy anti-drug cops who open a fried chicken restaurant to stake out an organized crime drug ring. The restaurant gains overnight fame as a foodie destination, disrupting the team’s investigation.


Yonhap



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