[news] "Ninja Assassin" tops advance ticket sales

Hollywood movie "Ninja Assassin" starring Asian superstar Rain is racking up ticket sales prior to its release tomorrow.

The much-anticipated action flick is topping ticket reservation charts on various Internet websites in Korea, according to statistics posted on the KOFIC (Korean Film Council) electronic network.

As of Wednesday morning, the real-time ticket reservation rate for "Ninja Assassin" stood at 39.84 percent on Maxmovie, 32.96 percent on Interpark and 28.71 on Ticketlink, surpassing the figures for Hollywood blockbuster movie "2012" which has topped the Korean box office for two consecutive weeks.

"Ninja", produced by the famous Wachowski Brothers of the "Matrix" trilogy and directed by James McTeigue of "V For Vendetta", stars Korean singer and actor Rain alongside other Korean or Korean-American actors such as Randall Duk Kim, Sung Kang, Rick Yune and Lee Joon of idol group MBLAQ.

Rain played the lead role of Raizo in the film, hyped as one of the 50 most anticipated films of the year by U.K. newspaper The Times and one of the top 10 movies selected by the San Francisco Examiner.

"Ninja" is set for worldwide on November 26.

source: asiae

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