Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: June 18-20

21st June 2010


 I am sure that it didn’t take anyone by surprise that the number one film last weekend was 71: Into the Fire.  What was more surprising was some inexplicable movement in the mid-regions of the box office charts.  Sex in the City 2 rising 3 places nationally (do to its where it placed in Seoul) even as it fell 2 in Jeonju and the rest of the country.  Meanwhile Karate Kid rose a spot in Jeonju even as it dropped three places nationally.  I can’t explain it.  Next week, Barefoot Dream is opening and, while I normally would expect a film that took in nearly 50% of the box office to remain in the top spot for a second week, I think 71: Into the Fire is going to have a struggle on its hands to hold its place against an all-ages, ’feel-good’, soccer film. All the films opening this week are listed below.


1. Barefoot Dream (kr)– d. Kim Tae-gyun, starring Park Hee-soon, Ko Chang-seok

2. Keeper (us)– d. Keoni Waxman, starring Steven Segal, Steph Duvall

3. Knight & Day (us)– d. James Mangold, starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz

4. Mistress of Spices (us) — d. Paul Mayeda Berges, starring Aishwarya Rai, Dylan McDermott

5. Nabbeunnomi Deo Jaljanda (kr)– d. Kwon Yeong-cheol, starring Kim Heung-soo, Jo An

6. Runaways (us)– d. Floria Sigismondi, starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Flemming

7. Sorority Row (us)– d. Steward Hendler, starring Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes

8. War of the Misses (fr)– d. Patrice Le Conte, starring Benalt Poelvoorde, Olivia Bonamy

9. Yosool (kr)– d. Ku Hye-seon, starring Im Jin-guy, Seo Hyeon-jin

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