Joo Won successfully returned to the silver screen with "Fatal Intuition," leading the weekend box office with 450,000 tickets sold. The film, which is also known by "That Guy," attracted Halloween audiences with its thrilling plot.
According to statistics released by Korea Film Council (KOFIC), the domestic movie beat out Hollywood flicks, along with "The Phone." "Fatal Intuition" racked up $3.2 million while, "The Phone" placed second with $2.4 million, in ticket sales.
The film demonstrates the appeal of the actor who is referred to as the "Prince of Ratings" by domestic Korean drama fans.
Joo Won is Jang Woo, a young man whose life is upended his sister is senselessly murdered. As he commemorates her death, he discovers a man who could be her killer.
Jang Woo begins to entertain the notion that a revered neighborhood pharmacist could be responsible for the crime.
"Fatal Intuition" premiered on October 28, marking the directorial debut for Yoon Joon Hyeong.
The success of the film follows the hit Korean drama, "Yong Pal," which yielded record-breaking ratings. Joo portrayed Kim Tae Hyun, a doctor-for-hire who was thrust into an intricate plot surrounding an heiress who was trapped in a medically induced coma.
Regarded for the complexity of his on-screen performance, Joo initially pursued musical theater before appearing in the 2010 K-Drama, "King of Baking, Kim Takgu." He continued with notable character in series like "Bridal Mask," the action espionage series, and "7th Level Civil Servant," before tackling the role of a savant-turned-physician in "Good Doctor."
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