Korean Movie, Swiri, Draws One Million in JapanSwiri, the most successful Korean action movie in history, has drawn over one million viewers in Japan.
On April 7, CineCanon, the Japanese company that distributes Swiri, held a star-studded party to celebrate the film's success. The company invited actors from the movie, Choi Min-sik and Kim Yoon-jin, as well as the singer of the theme song, Carol Kid. Carol Kid has enjoyed considerable success in the country following the film's release and will hold her first concert in June.
Swiri was released on January 22 at 30 theaters, competing with End of Days, Blair Watch Project, and other Hollywood blockbusters. Swiri is currently showing at 114 theaters around Japan for an extended run of 2 months.
Swiri was sold to Japanese distributors for $1.3 million following successful runs in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
by Nam Yoon-ho