Empire of Lust

Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (Jang Hyuk), the fifth son of King Taejo (Son Byong-ho), whom he believes has ambitions of seizing the throne, Jin (Kang Ha-neul), is Kim Min-Jae's son and the King's son-in-law. Due to his position as the King's son-in-law, he is unable to take part in politics and only seeks out pleasure. Yi Bang-won was instrumental in helping his father overthrow the Goryeo dynasty and founding Joseon, but was passed over when Taejo chose his successor. Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae falls in love for the first time with a gisaeng (an artist who worked to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. They were also courtesans, providing sexual services) named Ka-hee (Kang Han-na), whom he takes as his concubine, not realizing that she aims to carry out a vendetta against him.

Grosses

Domestic (0.3%)
$10,654
Summary Details
DistributorCJ Entertainment
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Opening$2,230
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 53 min
GenresAction Drama Romance
In Release301 days/43 weeks
Widest Release1 theater
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Mar 6-885$2,230-1-$2,230$2,2301
Mar 13-1585$2,623+17.6%1-$2,623$6,3162
Mar 20-2283$2,047-22%1-$2,047$9,9573