JYJ Kim Jae Joong′s ′The Jackal is Coming′ Appears on Oricon Before Its Premiere
Kim Jae Joong′s first film as a main lead, The Jackal is Coming, has been gathering popularity even before its official premiere in Japan.
According to Oricon on May 1, the DVD for The Jackal is Coming managed to nail a no. 4 rank on the Weekly DVD Movie Chart.
On the first day of its release, April 24, the DVD hit no. 1 on the Daily Chart, and has since stayed in the higher ranks for a good return on the Weekly Chart.
The film is a comedy about what happens when the legendary killer Bong Min Jung (Song Ji Hyo) kidnaps the top star Choi Hyun (Kim Jae Joong). It premiered in Korea in 2012, but even before its premiere it had been sold to Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
A rep from the Japanese distribution company of the film commented, "We′re expecting the film to be a success across the country as Kim Jae Joong, the most popular Korean artist in Japan, has been steadily finding his place as an actor in both countries, and also due to the fact that he′s acted as a top star in his first movie lead role."
The Jackal is Coming will premiere in Japan on May 3 under the title Code Name: Jackal.
Photo credit: The Jackal is Coming, Oricon
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