Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: April 30-May 2

3rd May 2010


Not surprisingly, Iron Man 2 topped last weekend’s box office and has been getting some very good reviews. Next on the list is Gooreumeul Beoseonan Dalcheoreom, now known in English as Blades of Blood–a very different title that is very different from its Korean name. Daehan Mingook 1% is not officially opening until May 5, a holiday in Korea, but its test release had it landing in the middle regions of the box office lists. This film has not yet been assigned an English name. Also opening this week is Ha Ha Ha, a new film by director Hong Sang-soo. However, Hong’s films are rarely box office successes–I do not expect it to give a strong showing. Other new releases can be seen below…


1. Brothers (us)–Jim Sheridan, starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal

2. City of Crane (kr)– Moon Seung-ok, starring Mabub Alum, Yoo Ye-jin <documentary>

3. Daehan Mingook 1% (kr)– Jo Myeong-nam, starring Son Byeong-ho, Im Won-hee

4. Feast of Love (us)– Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear

5. First Love (kr)– Park Beom-hoon, starring Lee Cheong-ha, Kim Seong-gon

6. Ha Ha Ha (kr)– Hong Sang-soo, starring Kim Sang-kyeong, Yoo Joon-sang

7. I Know You Know (uk)– Justin Kerrigan, starring Robert Carlyle, Arron Fuller

8. One Night Stand (kr)– Min Yong-gyun, Lee Yoo-rim, Jang Hoon, starring Lee Joo-seung, Jang Ri-woo

9. Romasanta (sp/uk)– Paco Plaza, starring Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky (released in Korea as The Hunter)

10. Song of Sparrows (iran)– Majid Majidi, starring MohammadAmirNaji

11. Toy Story 2, 3-D (us)– Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

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