The Korean comedy-action movie "Midnight Runners" will be exported and screened in 12 countries including Singapore.
According to Lotte Entertainment, the movie which stars actors Park Seo-joon and Kang Ha-neul will be shown in North America on Aug. 25 followed by Australia on Aug. 31, and Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Britain, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam, Yonhap News reported.
The movie centers on two police trainees Hwang Ki-joon and Kang Hee-yeol, played by the two stars, who witness a kidnapping of a woman and try to investigate on their own.
"Midnight Runners" opened in Korea on Aug. 9, placing second at the box office with $1.97 million in ticket sales and total admission of 308,303. It held the second place position until Aug. 14.
As of Aug. 15, the movie has earned $18.9 million and sold 2.73 million tickets, way above its production budget of $6.13 million.
At the weekly box office from Aug. 11 to 13, the movie earned $9.5 million and drew 1.32 million audience, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
This is Kang Ha-neul's last film project before he enlists in the Korean military on Sept. 11.
"The actor wants a low-key enlistment. He used to say that he wants to join the Army soon, but we also got to know about the enlistment date through a media report," his agency said, according to the Korea Herald.
He withdrew from the drama "Bad Guys 2" upon receiving his enlistment notice.
Park Seo-joon previously said his character in the movie is full of "passion, tenacity and sincerity."
"He's someone who doesn't really know how the world works. He's a little sloppy, just full of passion," he said.
The actor is also happy with the chemistry between him and Kang Ha-neul.
"We instantly got along. ... We might have led different lives but the way we think is very similar," he said.