Hollywood Film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Becomes Hit in Korea

kpride, March 20, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

The film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" became the first film to attract over 5 million spectators this year, reaching the feat on Thursday, about five weeks after its release in mid-February.  The film's unexpected box-office success is remarkable as it is hard for an R-rated foreign film to attract moviegoers here, in general.  It is a spy action film about a street kid who faces off against a villain.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 spy action comedy film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine.

Kingsman: The Secret Service follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, into a secret spy organisation. Eggsy joins a mission to tackle a global threat from Richmond Valentine, a wealthy eco-terrorist. The film premiered at Butt-Numb-A-Thon on 13 December 2014, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2015. The film received positive reviews, and has grossed over $278 million worldwide.

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