This is not surprising!
Korean entertainer Rain’s Hollywood blockbuster film "Ninja Assassin" has topped advance ticket sales in Korea on its opening Thursday.
As of today morning, the real-time ticket reservation rate for "Ninja" clocked in at 31.5 percent compared to 29.16 percent for the John Cusack vehicle "2012", according to statistics posted on the KOFIC (Korean Film Council) electronic network.
The figure is considered impressive for a film with an R-rating and will also only be shown on 210 screens in the country.
In the U.S., the martial arts action flick opened on November 25 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and distributor Warner Brothers increased the number of screens from 2,800 to 3,000. The U.S. box office results will be available the following Monday.
Rain is currently in Hong Kong, wrapping up the final leg of his promotion tour for the film.