‘South Korea’s Legendary Naval Admiral Film ‘Noryang’ Hits 3 Million Viewers’

SEOUL: "Noryang: Deadly Sea," a cinematic portrayal of South Korea's iconic naval admiral Yi Sun-sin, has reached a significant milestone, surpassing 3 million viewers within 11 days of its release. Lotte Entertainment announced this achievement on Saturday, highlighting the film's growing popularity.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Directed by Kim Han-min, "Noryang: Deadly Sea" is the final installment in a trilogy that depicts the life and battles of the 16th-century admiral. The film focuses on Yi Sun-sin's last naval battle against retreating Japanese forces and their pursuit by the allied forces of the Joseon and Ming dynasties.

As of 3 p.m. on Saturday, the 2.5-hour epic held the top spot at the local box office, accounting for 34.2 percent of ticket sales. The film, which debuted on December 20, quickly garnered attention, attracting 1 million viewers by its fourth day and 2 million by the sixth day. This rapid growth in viewership reflects the enduring interest in Admiral Yi Sun-sin's legacy and the appeal of historical epics in South Korea.

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