′The Jackal is Coming′ Lands in Theaters in Japan and Sells Out Tickets
JYJ Kim Jae Joong and Song Ji Hyo′s The Jackal is Coming has been selling out in theaters across Japan.
On May 3, The Jackal is Coming premiered in Japan under the title Code Name: Jackal. On its first day the movie managed to sell out in theaters not only in Roppongi at Tokyo′s center, but also across the country.
Its success was fairly predictable as the 20,000 tickets made available in pre-sales in February were sold out as soon as they were made available, and the behind-the-scenes DVD topped the Oricon chart as soon as it was released.
On May 5 a Japanese media outlet said about the movie in an article titled ′Movies That Will Blow Away Your May Virus′, "This is a movie we recommend to those who have the ′May virus′; in other words, those who don′t want to go to work after Golden Week (a week of holidays lasting from late April to early May)."
Another outlet gave a new name to Kim Jae Joong′s economic value, calling it ′Jae Joong-nomics′.
The Jackal is Coming is about what happens after the legendary killer Bong Min Jung (Song Ji Hyo) kidnaps the country′s biggest top star Choi Hyun (Kim Jae Joong).
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