The Killer, an American-Korean film distributed by Wide Lens Pictures, racked up $72,096 in its first five days in U.S. theaters. Since the release of the action picture featuring the Korean actor Jang Hyuk on July 13, the film brought in $50,000 in the first three days at 56 cinemas.
The Killer was released in cinemas in the United States at the same time as Where the Crawdads Sing and has faced stiff competition from such blockbusters as ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and the box office juggernaut ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. Based on the renowned Korean webcomic, The Killer revolves around a deadly assassin-turned-retired hitman who decides to look after a young girl, only to turn to his expertise in order to save her when she falls entangled with scumbags. The Killer’s debut teaser portrays Hyuk as the assassin Bang Ui Gang, bringing him full circle back to the high-octane action that made him a sensation in the first place.
The Killer hit U.S. cinemas on July 13. Check out the trailer below: