Despite the harsh criticisms in Korea, the local blockbuster “Operation Chromite” successfully topped the domestic box office over the weekend.
This film is based on the well-known Battle of Incheon, that took place on September 15, 1950. Shortly after the Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, the U.N. forces landed in South Korea harbour city for a surprise attack to drive out the North Koreans. Featuring eight Korean war heroes, Operation Chromite is directed by John H. Lee, and written by Man-Hee Lee, John H. Lee and Sean Dulake.
The film has sold 1.8 million tickets, with an earning of $18.47 million, nationwide during the weekends and covered 36.5 percent of total ticket sales, according to the Korean Film Council.
Train to Busan, the first Korean zombie film, slipped to second.