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Ma Dong-Seok’s “The Roundup: Punishment” Smashes Pre-Sales Records

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Ma Dong Seoks The Roundup Punishment Smashes Pre Sales Records
The Roundup: Punishment (2024)

Action movie ‘The Roundup: Punishment’ starring Ma Dong-Seok has already heralded box office success with its pre-sale rate surpassing 90% on its release day, April 24th.

The Roundup: Punishment Pre-Sales Success

According to the computerized network for movie tickets, the pre-sale rate for ‘The Roundup: Punishment’ stood at 95.5% as of 8:00 AM on the day. The number of pre-sold tickets reached 834,000. This is higher than both the pre-sale rate (87.3%) and the number of pre-sold tickets (640,000) for the previous installment, ‘The Roundup: No Way Out (Crime City 3)’, which became a 10 million-seller last year.

In terms of pre-sale figures, ”The Roundup: Punishment’ has also far surpassed director Kim Yong Hwa’s ‘Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds’ (2018), which holds the record for the most pre-sold tickets for a Korean film with 646,000 tickets.

The pre-sale rate for ”The Roundup: Punishment’ has remained at around 95% even in the afternoon of the same day, and the number of pre-sold tickets has also been hovering around 830,000.

The Roundup: Punishment Box Office Predictions

The film has been predicted to be a box office hit since it rose to No. 1 in pre-sales two weeks before its release on the 11th of this month.

Cinemas, including multiplexes, were bustling with moviegoers for ”The Roundup: Punishment’ from the afternoon of the release day, showing more vitality than usual. Some screenings at multiplexes in the evening had almost no empty seats.

The fact that the release day coincided with ‘Culture Day’, which is the last Wednesday of every month, was also a factor in attracting audiences. On Culture Day, movie tickets are discounted from 5:00 PM onwards.

The previous installment, ”The Roundup: Punishment’, drew 740,000 viewers on its release day. Industry experts are predicting that the number of viewers for ”The Roundup: Punishment’ on its release day could exceed 800,000.

The break-even point is estimated to be around 3.5 million viewers, and if the current momentum continues, it is expected to surpass the break-even point and even reach 10 million viewers.

The Roundup: Punishment Movie Info

Taking Down Villainy: The Story of The Roundup: Punishment

The film is the fourth installment in the ”The Roundup’ series, which Ma Dong-Seok has not only starred in but also planned, written, and produced. The story follows Detective Ma Seok-do (Ma Dong-Seok), a man of incredible strength, as he takes down an online illegal gambling organization.

Detective Ma Seok-do (Ma Dong-seok) and the district Police Station are investigating a drug trafficking case involving a app when they discover that the death of a wanted app developer in the Philippines is linked to a large-scale online illegal gambling organization.

The villain, Baek Chang Ki (Kim Moo-yeol), a former special forces soldier based in the Philippines, has taken control of the South Korean online illegal gambling market through kidnapping, confinement, assault, and murder. He is working with Jang Dong-cheol (Lee Dong-hwi), a genius IT industry CEO who is planning even bigger operations in Korea.

To catch the bigger players, Ma Seok-do proposes an unexpected partnership with Jang Eui-soo (Park Ji-hwan). The Gwangsoo District Police Station, as well as the Cyber Crime Investigation Unit, join forces to eradicate the crime.

There are no borders or limits when it comes to catching the bad guys!

An upgraded sweep operation! Everything will be wiped out mercilessly!

Taking Down Villainy The Story of The Roundup Punishment
The Roundup: Punishment; Kim Moo-yeol plays the role of the powerful and wicked villain Baek Chang Ki.

Kim Moo-yeol plays the role of the powerful and wicked villain Baek Chang Ki, forming a confrontation with Ma Seok-do and raising the tension of the play.

Despite some criticism that it is a rehash of the previous series, the film is receiving positive reviews for its solid story that is no less impressive than the action scenes compared to the previous installments.

Box Office Domination: A Look at ‘The Roundup Series’ Success

The ”The Roundup’ series has proven its box office success, with the first installment, ‘The Outlaws’ (2017), attracting 6.88 million viewers, followed by ‘The Roundup (Crime City 2)’ (2022) with 12.69 million viewers and ‘Crime City 3’ (2023) with 16.8 million viewers.

Director Heo Myeong-haeng, who served as the action director for the first three installments of ‘The Roundup’, directed ‘The Roundup: Punishment’.

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