The first half of 2016 in Korean entertainment undoubtedly belongs to Song Joong Ki with his massive pan-Asia breakout thanks to hit drama Descendants of the Sun. The second half is now in Gong Yoo‘s pocket as he’s cemented his new career high with not one but two hit Korean movies in the span of three months. His zombie film Train to Busan is the top grossing movie in South Korea this year, and upon release in other countries in Asia has proceeded to slay box offices there and is now the highest grossing Korean film ever in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Nice.
His currently in theaters period war movie The Age of Shadows is the number one movie in South Korea two weekends running and in two weeks has accumulated over 6 million admissions. He’s about to jump into filming Kim Eun Sook‘s upcoming drama Goblin costarring Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, and Yoo In Na. This is definitely Gong Yoo’s best widespread popularity year since 2007 when he had Coffee Prince, so have some yummy new Discovery Expedition pictorials while waiting for him to slay television come December.