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'Hansan: Rising Dragon' tops 7 mln admissions

The Korean historical epic "Hansan: Rising Dragon" surpassed 7 million admissions

Sunday, the movie's local distributor said. The film about Adm. Yi Sun-shin -- one of Korea's

most celebrated legendary admirals -- hit the milestone in the afternoon, Lotte Entertainment said. The second installment of director Kim Han-min's trilogy talks about the famous Battle of Hansan Island on the southern coast of Korea in July 1592, when Yi defeated the larger Japanese force through intelligent tactics. It is a prequel to "Roaring

Currents," a 2014 box office megahit about Yi and the Battle of Myeongnyang, is the most viewed film of all time in South Korea with more than 17 million admissions. [TheKoreaHerald]


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