Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: August 5-7

8th August 2011


Depsite the horrible reviews the movie has been getting, including my own, Sector 7 wound up in the first ranked tier this past weekend as predicted. The vastly superior Front Line was knocked back to third. Surprisingly, Quick was able to maintain its position during the shuffle and the animated film Leafie: a Hen into the Wild rose one level from the previous week. I am not surprised to see the new ghost film Gisaeng Ryeong opening near the bottom of the chart.  The film has a rating for viewers over 18 which effectively cut out most of its potential audience and the trailer made the film seem somewhat stale– it could have been any number of horror films we’ve seen before. I’ll give it a chance when it comes to tv, but I won’t pay the theater prices for it.  Below are the movies opening this coming week.


Blind (kr)– d. Ahn Sang-hoon, starring Kim Ha-neul, Yoo Seung-ho,kr

ChoiJongByeongGi Hwal (kr)– d. Kim Han-min, starring Park Hae-il, Ryu Seung-ryong

Clash (vietnam)– d. Le Thanh Son, starring Johnny Nguyen

Cowboys and Aliens (us)– d. Jon Favreau, starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford

E.T. (us)– Yes, that ET from 1982–it is getting a re-release for the summer

Gantz: Perfect Answer (jp)– d. Shinsuke Sato, starring Kazunari Ninomiya, Kenichi Matsuyama

 Sarah’s Key (fr)– d. Gilles Paquet-Brenner, starring Kristin Thomas, Melusine Mayance

 Smurfs (us)– d. Raja Gosnell, starring Neil Harris, Jayma May

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