‘The Outlaws 2’ Managed To Hit The 10 Million Mark Faster Than The Oscar-Winning Film ‘Parasite’ Which Was Also The Last Film To Surpass 10 Million Moviegoers Released Before The Pandemic.
Ma Dong Seok’s latest film , “The Outlaws 2” or also known as “The Roundup” has continued its impressive record at the Korean box office. According to the Korean Film Council, “The Outlaws 2” officially surpassed 10 million moviegoers on June 11 at 1:50 p.m. KST – just 25 days after its release on May 18th.
Not only is “The Outlaws 2” the first film to reach the milestone since 2019, but it is also the 28th film in Korean box office history and the 20th Korean film to surpass 10 million moviegoers. In addition, this is Ma Dong Seok’s fourth film after “Train to Busan,” “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” and “Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days” to achieve this milestone.
It also hit the 10 million mark faster than the award-winning film “Parasite,” the last film to surpass 10 million moviegoers released before the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequel to the popular 2017 action film “The Outlaws”, “The Outlaws 2” itself follows the exciting adventures of legendary detective Ma Seok Do and the police station’s violent crime squad as they chase down a new, powerful criminal (played by Son Suk Ku ).
The film begins 4 years after a sweeping operation in Garibong-dong, Detective Ma Seok Do with Captain Jeon Il Man and his team heads to Vietnam to extradite the suspect, but soon after his arrival, he discovers an additional murder case and learns about Kang Hae Sang, a killer. ruthless man who has been committing crimes against tourists over the years for money.
In Vietnam, the two fail to catch Kang Hae Sang, who killed the only son of a Korean business tycoon. They return to Korea to pursue the killer after smuggling him into the country to blackmail a business tycoon. Despite Ma Seok Do’s pursuit in Korea, Kang Hae Sang escapes the police’s grasp, continuing his kidnapping and murder of Koreans.