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Ajusshi attracts 1 million viewers in first week

Won Bin‘s latest project, thriller-action movie Ajusshi (English title: The Man From Nowhere) released last Wednesday and looks poised to become a success. In its first week it beat out Inception (and also Salt, Toy Story 3) to take #1 at the box office with 1 million admittances.

Its first day (Wednesday) recorded 130,000 admittances, and the movie had solid word-of-mouth going for it all weekend, with sold-out screenings in many theaters. The movie centers around a secretive loner (Won Bin) who is drawn out of his reclusiveness when his next-door neighbor, a young girl, is kidnapped by gangsters.

It’s hard to believe that this is Won Bin’s first film as lead actor, but it’s true. (Even in movies where he played a pivotal role, such as Taegukgi and Mother, he wasn’t the main lead.)

Now, when will he come back with a drama series?? I sense that he’s going to be sticking mostly with films now, but one can always hope.

Via Star News, KD Press

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This is one movie I can't wait to see *curses being in the US*... I am so buying the DVD later, when it's available. <3 Wonbin <3

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I'm hoping he will be in a drama soon!! But yea I think he's gonna focus on films more :[

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yeah me too, i hope he will do a drama next, but with the success of the film he may stick with it. crossed fingers :)

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there's been rumors that they want him for Love Song, though i highly doubt he'd want to take it now....bt praying he would....pls god pls!!

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@dannaluk: really? he will play love song? isn't the female lead is yoon eun hye..?? mugya....yatta...I'll be waiting. And if it's true. it will be a dream come true...hehehe

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It's hard to believe that I haven't seen him in a single project yet I have this boundless love for his awesomeness...

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I can't wait to watch this movie! i too, am hoping for a drama project for him...

I mean we see all these 'movie' stars coming back to the small screen (i.e. Jung Woo Sung, Lee Byung Hun..etc)

maybe he will, if the right script comes along! ;)

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I'll love to see Won Bin in a drama again... its been a long time man...

THIS... looks great... hope it gets released where I am!

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I'm confused.. Is Ahjusshi the #1 film this week in box office? Last time I checked I thought it was The Other Guy

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since taegukgi, i always believe that one day WB will be the lead

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I am so happy for my baby!

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It would be great to see him in a move opposite Lee Min Jung.

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i can't believe this beat inception
inception was awesome.

but so is wonbin =3

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This is only in korea?

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I went to go see it this week with a friend. The movie was a lot different than I was thinking it was going to be, in that it's mostly just a string of really gruesome fight scenes. Don't get me wrong, Won Bin was awesome, but there wasn't a lot of talking. Or story. Still, it's worth seeing just for the scene where he cuts his hair...just beware if you have a weak stomach.

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Mems, you are funny! But its not hard to believe...Look at him!

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I want to see this! I'm glad it's doing so well. <3

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Oooh! Can't wait to watch this! But I don't think it's gonna be available in cinemas over here... *bummer!
Gonna get the DVD when it's out though! (hopefully soon!)

And correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Won Bin the lead actor in Friends...?
Remember...?
The Japanese-Korean collab yeee~~~aaarss ago with Kyoko Fukada...?

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Friends was a four-episode drama. :)

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omg.
i went to see this with my friends.
i agree with estel
lots of gory scenes... and not a lot of speaking
yet its totally worth it.
wonbins acting.... how one glare can make you feel his pain! AHHHH! >.< (if you cant tell... wonbin is my <3)
and the shirtless scene is a nice bonus ^^
plus the guys i went with said the action scenes were really well done so guys dont hestitate to go see it!

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Thanks very much for sharing the update. It's good to see Won Bin steadily and successfully transforming himself as an actor.

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i think he wants to be a holywood or international star too like jang dong gun, that's why he's concentrating on films =)

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when will it be released to the rest of asia?!?!?!

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My burning question is . . . WHY doesn't he wanna do dramas? :(

My hyperactive imagination tells me maybe he has trouble with showing "love" emotions (as there's always some kind of romance in kdramas).

Like Ren Tsuruga in Skip Beat, hehe. . .

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ohw ..wow ..waiting to see him in a drama ♥

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awww, congrats to wonbin for a good response!! i can't wait to see this as well!

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oh wow...my cousin dragged me to see this movie the day it came out (i had no idea idea at the time what we were gonna watch i just went along with him LOL). it was a really good movie and i'm surprised that this was his first lead role in movie O.o !!! it's pretty much the korean version of Man on Fire to sum it up haha xD

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javabeans, I doubt if you have seen Won Bin's movies. He is one of the four leads in Guns and Talks, one of the two leads in Taegukgi, and one of the two leads in My Brother.

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More correct to say is that The Man From Nowhere is the first movie of Won Bin where he is the only main lead.

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Yes, that's true. I have seen Won Bin in movies, but I think it's worth pointing out the detail because the Korean press keeps reiterating that this is Won Bin's "first leading movie role."

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omo...just watch this....what a fantastic movie...

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