Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: July 9-11

11th July 2010


Eclipse of the Twilight series took the top spot this week, which also marked the start of the rainy season which may have contributed to a jump in the number of people attending the theater this weekend.  Percentage-wise, Eclipse did no more than average for a number one release, but total audience count for an opening weekend is quite high.  Maumi 2 came in 1oth in Jeonju–The movie does not receive an official release date until July 21.  It was only tested on 7 screens nationwide. Coming next week is a film that has the potential to land in first and stay for a while–Moss.  Moss is based on a popular, long-running comic book but there are some concerns from fans as to whether or not director Kang can capture the atmosphere and the complexities of the story–especially in a two-hour time frame. Not having read the comic, I am looking forward to the movie without pre-conceived notions of what the story should be.  Below are all the films that are opening this week.


1. Moss (kr)– d. Kang Woo-seok, starring Jeong Jae-yeong, Park Hae-il

2. Rebel (vn)– d. Truc Charlie Nguyen, starring Johnny Nguyen, Thanh Van Ngo

3. Refuge (fr)– d. Francois Ozon, starring Isabelle Caire, Melvil Poupaud

4. She’s the One (ch)– d. Xiaogang Feng, starring Qi Shu, You Ge

5. Shortcut to Happiness (us)– d. Alec Baldwin, starring Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

6. Yuki & Nina (fr/jp)– d. Nobuhiro Suwa, Noe Sampy, Arielle Moutel

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