Seen in Jeonju

Box Office: June 3-5

6th June 2011


Well, I was too busy last week to get any posts up on the site.  And with exams starting this Wednesday, I may still be busy. But everything will be by next week Tuesday and I should be able to get back on track.  This week, Kung Fu Panda 2 was able to hold out against a challenge from the new X-Men film.  Sunny, the number three film, continues to impress and now has more than 4 million viewers. All of these films are likely to slip down a notch or two with the opening of two strong contenders. The first is Scream 4 which seems to be generating a lot of interest. The second is Moby Dick which, although it was only tested on 29 screens this past weekend, managed to capture nearly 12 thousand viewers. While I don’t expect it to do very well in its opening weekend, White has me a little curious. NOT because of the trailer which makes it seem like a standard horror film, but because of the directors. The Kim brothers most frequently do political, short, satirical films (like The Capitalist Manifesto). However, of the smaller releases, I would most likely go to see The Story of My Life if it opens around here since Korean musicals are so rare. Information on these and other films opening this week are listed below.


1. Aejeong Manse (kr)– d. Yang Ik-joon, Bu Ji-yeong, starring Seo Joo-hee, Heo Joon-seok

2. Akunin (jp)– d. Lee Sang-il, starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu

3. Game of Death (us)–  d. Giorgio Sevafini, starring Wesley Snipes, Zoe Bell

4. Kung Fu Masters (ch)– d. Dou Xiao, starring Biao Yuen, Ka-yan Leung

5. Moby Dick (kr)– d. Park In-jo, starring Hwang Jeong-min, Jin Gu

6. Priest (us)– d. Scott Stewart, starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q

7. Scream 4 (us)– d. Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox

8. Story of My Life (kr)– d. Shin Can-soo, starring Lee Seok-joon, Le Chang-yong

9. White (kr)– d. Kim Gok, Kim Seon, starring Ham Eun-jeong, HwangWoo Seul-hae

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