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Bow, the Ultimate Weapon takes first place at the box office

This summer’s seen a number of strong films, at least box-office-performance-wise. (Sector 7, for instance, has been largely panned for its story but has been racking up the ticket sales. Others that have enjoyed solid numbers include explosion-laden Quick with Lee Min-ki, and the Korean War blockbuster The Front Line.)

Joining those films is sageuk action film Bow, the Ultimate Weapon, which enjoyed the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend and has been drawing critical praise for its taut story. It beat out Kim Haneul and Yoo Seung-ho’s thriller Blind, which premiered the same day and came in second place. The weekend receipts for Bow, the Ultimate Weapon totaled an impressive 967,326 tickets, with a cumulative total of 1.36 million.

In comparison: Blind performed solidly, but its numbers were just under half that, with 418,263 weekend admittances and 601,368 total. Third place was the Smurfs movie (323,537 total tickets), with Sector 7 holding on in fourth. It’s been out for two weeks now, and has surpassed 2 million admittances in total. Quick, meanwhile, has been out for three weeks and has racked up 2.78 million total admittances, while The Front Line slightly outpaced it with 2.8 million overall admittances in the same time period. It’s a good summer for blockbusters.

As for the movie itself — Bow, the Ultimate Weapon is a period action film anchored by two great actors: Park Hae-il (Moss) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Quiz King, Personal Taste). The backdrop is the second Manchu invasion of 1636, which brought Qing invaders to conquer Joseon, who took 500,000 Koreans from the peninsula as prisoners.

Park plays the son of a rebel whose family is killed, leaving his sister as his only living relative (played by Moon Chae-won, busy doing double sageuk duty with her Princess’s Man currently airing on TV as well). On the day of his wedding, his beloved is dragged off by Qing attackers. He grabs his father’s bow and advances on the Qing soldiers, whom Ryu Seung-ryong leads.

With his eerily accurate aim, he picks off the enemy in ones and twos as he gradually infiltrates their camp. Once his presence is discovered — not hard when men start dropping like flies all of a sudden — men are sent to capture him, but because of the peculiar angled shooting technique he utilizes, it’s nearly impossible to detect his whereabouts, thus allowing him to continue wreaking havoc on his enemies.

Dude, one man versus a legion? It doesn’t get any more epic than that.

Via Osen, Newsen

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If you like bows and arrows, this movie looks like it could work for you.... :)

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The fact that this drama pretty much describes EPIC is enough. Forget the arrows and the bows - it's one man going against an army to gain to protect those precious to him.

GAH. Bring on the tissues...

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@ samsooki,

yeah!, can't forget the classic movie " Robin Hood"

and Lady Mariam.

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All those stills look so EPIC!

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My sentiments exactly. Besides the extra squeal for Moon Chae Won.

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It's finally out! I have wanted to see this for ages. Bows, arrows; dirt, grime; blood, tears. I'm IN!

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it looks awesome.

i wanna see it!

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I like this one and cannot wait to see it. It reminds me of Apocalypto, which I loved.

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I've enjoyed watching Divine weapon a few years back. If this is somehow in the same stem then I'm on board.

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The third picture looking from below to up, isn't the same guy from Chuno? that young slave leader rebel the one who in the end he found out was a evil noble guy?

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Yup. Also in Story of Man/Slingshot.

OMG - how cool would it be to see this in the theater!! Envy.

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i was so surprised to see him here.

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Can't watch the trailer, but all the photos and the description have me itching to see it.

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A bow that does not indicate where it originates from - How Awesomely Brilliant! Bring IT on dudes :)

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Bow is the right title for this, there's a bow + arrow in nearly every pic 'cept for the last one with the royally-looking dude lounging around while others do his dirty work. I wonder what he does when he runs out of arrows.. will he make them from twigs? Or will he pull a Red Cliff strategem?

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Cant wait!!!!

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is that park ki woong?? i missed seeing him on the screen,
the trailer and stills looked amazing...

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Looks exciting!! :)

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Park Hae-il + Ryu Seung-ryong = Totally Watching This!

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Park Hae-il is an awesome actor. He's been in a lot of big budget, blockbuster movies. To me he is an A-list star, but he doesn't get as much attention as other A-listers. I saw him in 'Moss' and that was a chilling, creepy movie which he was wonderful in. Can't wait for this one either. Thanks for bringing this to light JB.

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@samsooki, gosh i missed you! I LOL at your comment, thinking, "this person has read my mind," then looked to see who said it. ^^

is your kid ready for high school yet? it feels like AGES.

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I read somewhere his kid (in the ripe age of 20's) like some of us online, so, in/out of college?

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"On the day of his wedding, his beloved is dragged off by Qing attackers."
Wait.. what? If Moon plays his sister, and isn't she in bridal makeup? He's not marrying his sister.. is he? LOL

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LOL i was wondering the same thing. i think it's actually his sister's wedding day bc kim moo yeol looks like her lover.

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wow! looks awesome!!! i've been looking for new shows to watch thanks!!!

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I want to watch this!! I generally enjoy any drama or movie that has a this type of setting. My friend wants to watch Sector 7, but considering the very very poor reviews... I'm not sure if I want to waste my money on it. lol

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The "Manchurians" are actually speaking Manchu!
That certainly deserves some applause.

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the guy with the red(bunch of strings?) on his metal head looks like Bruno Mars. Especially his eyes. On the other hand, he also looks like the guy from my girl and scent of a woman ._.

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This does look pretty epic and I really like Park Hae-il! He is a fantastic actor so I definitely will be checking this out!

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i saw both the 2 leads getting interviewed on Entertainment Relay, and i had a good laugh. ryu seung ryong was hilarious describing how the filming went down.

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wow! looks great! =)

huh.. with all those arrows flying, he must be carrying them by the truckload. =)

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Oh yeah I'm looking forward to this movie, watched the interview and the full trailer on Arirang and thought what an awesome cast. Should definitely watch.

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The film score killed it for me while watching the movie trailer, it doesn't suit the clip, and so mehhhhh.

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Kim Moo Yeol~!!!! *faint*

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