Korean crime drama “The King” broke the record for the biggest January opening making $13.2 million on 1.85 million tickets sold between Wednesday and Sunday to top the Korean box office.
Directed by Han Jae-rim (“The Face Reader”,) and starring Zo In-sung (“A Frozen Flower”) and Jung Woo-sung (“Asura: The City of Madness”,) the Next Entertainment World production revolves around a young prosecutor who quickly ascends to power, but falls from i even faster.
Coming in second was “Confidential Assignment”, a Korean drama from CJ that earned $8.1 million from 1.15 million admissions. The story is about two cops from South and North Korea joining forces on a covert operation.
Disney’s “Moana”, Japan’s “Your Name” (which has been in 1st place) and Korean animation “Turning Mecard W: The Revival of Black Mirror” rounded out the top list.