K-Pop Crossover: T.O.P. Film 'Commitment' Hitting U.S. Theaters, And Other Popular Korean Movies Which Have Hit America!
By Staff Writer | November 21, 2013 05:30 PM EST
As T.O.P. of Big Bang gains more and more recognize as a K-pop idol, his movie persona will be hitting U.S. theaters with the film "Commitment."
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According to a press release from the movie's distributor Showbox, "Commitment" will hit select theaters in the U.S. on November 29, three weeks after its domestic release on November 6.
Showbox revealed that the movie had been sold to American film distribution company Well Go USA, the same company that is credited with the success of another Korean flick, "The Thieves," last year.
In "Commitment," T.O.P. plays a young North Korean spy posing as a high school student after he volunteers to finish a job his father failed to do in order to save his ailing younger sister, Hye In. He then, of course, falls for a classmate.
And as K-pop idols enter the U.S. film industry, what are some other Korean films which have been popular in America?
A particularly popular Korean film which also garnered a limited American release is the 2006 hit "The Host," with Steve Biodrowski of ESplatter writing, "This monster movie from the Republic of Korea is one of the best films of its kind."
Competing with "The Host" for the highest domestic ticket admissions is "The Thieves," a 2012 monster hit, which has also been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the U.S.
But so far, it appears the highest grossing Korean film in North America is "D-War," a 2007 monster movie by Shim Hyun-rae. With an estimated $10,077,721 from North American box office, it is a tough number to top for future international Korean releases.
So, will "Commitment," with a leading K-pop idol name in the star billing, top them all?
Be sure to check out the film featuring T.O.P. this month!
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