Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: April 7-10

11th April 2011

This week I finally finished listing all the Korean films produced in the 1960s which completes the entire list!  I was excited about that but the feeling was somewhat dulled by the fact that I still can’t post images which means I can’t be continuing the index for a while. This week, I only watched one movie I had not previously seen, Three Housemaid Sisters (1969) and did not go to the theater. With exams starting next week, I probably won’t get downtown again to watch movies. Anyway, here are the box office results for this week.

1. Dangerous Meeting (kr)  2. Sucker Punch (us)  3. My Name is Kahn (in)  4. I Love You (kr)  5. Last Night (us)  6. Julia’s Eyes  7. King’s Speech  8. Paul (es)  9. Little Black Dress (kr)  10. World Invasion (us)

Dangerous Meeting remained at the top of the charts taking 45.3%– five times more than the second ranked film (albiet on twice the number of screens).  To date, Dangerous Meeting has had 1,374,249 people see it. The third ranked film, My Name is Kahn moved up the ranks for a second week in a row, this time from 7th and I Love You seems as if it will never leave fourth place.

Below is a list of films opening this week. I admit to being somewhat curious about the new Ryu Seung-beom movie considering the waves Ryu made at the press conference. He apparently was not very happy with either his acting or the movie in general. When one reporter after the screening asked him what the point of the story was, Ryu quipped, “I don’t know. If anyone can find one, please let me know.”  I second thought, maybe I won’t be seeing it…  I have seen the movie listed on Daum as Strange Customers and on Youtube as Suicide Watch– but KOFIC has yet to post an official English title, so I will list it under its romanized  Korean title for now.

1.  Antichrist (dk)– d. Lars Von Trier, starring WillemDefoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

2. Closed Note (jp)– d. Isao Yukisada, starring Erika Sawajiri, Yuko Takeuchi

3. Countdown: Armagedden (us)– d. A.F. Silver, starring Kim Little, Jose Prendes

4. Gnomeo & Juliet (uk)– d. Kelly Asbury, voiced by James McAvoy, Emily Blunt

5. Hanna (us)– d. Joe Wright, starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett

6. Jackass 3D (us)– d. Jeff Tremaine, starring Johnny Knoxville, Steve O

7. Journals of Musan (kr)– d. Park Jeong-beom, Jin Yong-wook

8. Naneun Abbada (kr)– d. Lee Se-yeong, Jeon Man-bae, starring Kim Seung-woo, Son Byeong-ho

9. Soosanghan Gogaekdeul (kr)– d. Jo Jin-mo, starring Ryu Seung-beom, Seong Dong-il

10. Soosanghan Iutdeul (kr)– d. Yang Yeong-cheol, starring Park Won-sang, JeonMi-seon

11. Urutora Mirakuru Rabu Sutori (jp)– d. Satoko Yokohama, starring Kenichi Matsuyama, Kumiko Aso

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