In all my recent barrage of posts about Kang Dong Won‘s scene-stealing fashions while promoting the K-movie A Violent Prosecutor, I actually never discussed the movie even though I figured it would do well at the box office since the other male lead Hwang Jung Min has been on a slaying roll the last two years with wins. The movie opened this past Wednesday in Korea on February 3rd and not only did well it was a roaring success. In two days alone, and it’s weekdays we’re talking about here namely Wednesday and Thursday, the box office receipts already surpassed one million tickets sold. Dayum.
Wednesday sold 520,000 tickets and Thursday added another 460,000. Compare that to 2015’s top two box office hit K-movies, number 1 was Hwang Jung Min and Yoo Ah In‘s Veteran which took in 410,000 tickets on the first day while the number two movie in Ha Jung Woo, Jeon Ji Hyun, and Lee Jung Jae‘s Assassination sold 470,000 in first day sales. I initially thought AVP was a dark serious movie but in watching the movie trailer turns out to be a rollicking revenge tale with intricate set up executed by the unlikely bromance of falsely incarcerated prosecutor Hwang Jung Min and the cocky slick conman he befriends in prison played by Kang Dong Won. Looks like this will be the K-movie to beat for all comers in 2016
Trailer for A Violent Prosecutor: