Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: Sept. 10-12

13th September 2010

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This week, two new films topped the box office charts as Man From Nowhere finally gave way. Trapped, starring Seol Kyeong-gu and the Japanese anime The Borrowers landed in first and second place respectively. Cyrano Agency and Quiz King had test runs before their opening date (hence being marked with ‘n/a’) and managed to do quite well.

The Chuseok Holiday is next week and this is usually a busy time for movie theaters. Perhaps even more so this year as the holiday will be much longer for most people. The university I work at cancelled the sandwich days so effectively we have a ten day holiday starting next Friday. Expect figures to run much higher than on usual weekends. The new films that will be in theaters during Chuseok are listed below in alphabetical order.

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1. Cats & Dogs 2 (us)– d. Brad Peyton–starring James Marsden, Nick Nolte www.catsdogs2.kr

2. Cyrano Agency (kr)– d. Kim Hyeon-seok–starring Uhm Tae-woong, Lee Min-jeong www.cyranoagency.com

3. Despicable Me (us)– d. Pierre Coffin–voiced by Steve Carell, Jason Segel www.superbad.kr <opening in Korea as Super Bad>

4. Enlightenmnet Film (kr)–d. Park Dong-hoon–starring Jeong Seung-gil, Kim Ji-in

5. Grand Prix (kr)– d. Yang Yoon-ho– starring Kim Tae-hee, Yang Dong-geun www.grand2010.co.kr

6. Mujeokja (kr)– d. Song Hae-seong– starring Joo Jin-mo, Song Seung-hyeon www.go-together.co.kr

7. Oki’s Movie (kr)– d. Hong Sang-soo–starring Lee Seon-gyun, Jeong Yoo-mi

8. Quiz King (kr)– d. Jang Jin– starring Kim Soo-ro, Han Jae-seok www.quizking2010.co.kr

9. Resident Evil 4 (us)– d. Paul Anderson–starring Milla Jovoich, Wentworth Miller www.re4.co.kr

10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (th)Рd. Apichatpong WeerasethakulРstarring Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas  <opening in Korea as Uncle Boonmee>

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