Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: February 5-7

9th February 2010


Well–this is late getting up. I was sick as a dog on Monday, probably from something I ate. I couldn’t do anything.  A couple of days before that though, I was able to see the movie Blood Brothers (Uihyeongje–I don’t know for sure if Blood Brothers is the actual English title but that is what the Korea Times called it so that is what I’m going with for now until I hear differently).  <EDIT:  I just saw that KOFIC has given this film the English name Secret Reunion..that is what I will refer to it as in future posts> The acting was excellent and the action scenes, particularly at the begining and the end are good. The center of the film felt a little padded to fill out the running time but overall I enjoyed it. 

This coming weekend is the Lunar New Year holiday which is usually excellent for films. However, the holiday falls on a Sunday this year which means only Sat-Mon are part of the holiday.  People are going to be spending much of the time travelling to their ancestral homes and, with such a short holiday, there won’t be much time for anything else. I don’t think it will have much impact on the box office.  I believe that the film companies realized that too–no new Korean films are being released next week.


A. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (us)– d. Chris Miller, starring Andy Samberg, Anna Faris

B. Confucius (ch)– d. Mei Hu, starring Yun-fat Chow, Xun Zhou

C. Kisaragi (jp)– d. Yuichi Sato, starring Shun Oguri, Yusuke Santamaria

D. One Piece Film: Strong World (jp)– d. Munehisa Sakai, starring Naoto Takenaka, Kazuki Yao

E. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (us)– d. Chris Columbus, starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan

F. Valentine’s Day (us)– d. Garry Marshall, starring Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba

G. Wolf Man (us)– d. Joe Johnston, starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins

H. You’ll Miss Me (fr)– d. Amanda Sthers, starring Carole Bouquet, Piere Arditi

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