Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: November 20-22

22nd November 2009


2012 once again pulled in more than 60 percent of this weekend’s box office take leaving the rest of the films pick up the scraps. Even so, both Walking the White Night and the comic Fortune Salon are managing to do fairly well considering what they are up against.  The Hong’s Family Business (working title) is expected to do well next weekend.  It was tested on just 8 screens nationwide and managed to rank ninth this week. It will be opening along with Ninja Assassin starring Jeong Ji-hoon who has threatened not to work in Korea again if his movie fails here.  I seem to remember similar threats from both Kim Ki-duk and Shim Hyeong-rae…  These, and the other movies being released this week, are listed below.


A. Christmas Carol (us)– d. Robert Zemeckis, starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

B. Hong’s Family Business (kr)– d. Jeong Yong-gi, starring Lee Beom-soo, Kim Soo-ra

C. I Am Happy (kr)– d. Yoon Jong-chan, starring Hyeon Bin, Lee Bo-yeong

D. Moon (uk)– d. Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey

E. Ninja Assassin (us)– d. James McTeigue, starring Jeong Ji-hoon, Naomie Harris

F. Paradise (kr)– d. Lee Jang-soo, starring Kim Ha-neul, Ji Jin-hee

G. Saw 6 (us)– d. Kevin Greutert, starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor

H. Shared Streets (kr)– d. Tae Joon-shik, starring Kim Jin-il, Ahn Seong-min  <documentary>

I. Wish (kr)– d. Lee Seong-han, starring Jeong Woo, Hwang Jeong-eum

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