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‘Transformers’ sequel makes a big splash in Korea

The sequel to the Hollywood sci-fi action hit “Transformers” has drawn over 5 million moviegoers in less than two weeks since hitting local cinemas, the Korea Film Council said Monday, making it the most-watched film among this year’s releases.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which opened at some 1,700 theaters on June 24, had drawn 5.22 million viewers as of this weekend, becoming the No. 1 box office hit of the year and the first to surpass the 5 million mark.

The first “Transformers” was released in Korea in October 2007 and drew 7.4 million people, giving it the top position at the box office that year.

Directed by blockbuster master Michael Bay, the movie cost roughly $200 million to make. It features more than 60 transforming robots that battle to determine the fate of the universe.

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