I was a little surprised that SHADOWS IN THE PALACE opened only in the No. 2 spot. I guess I should not have been, but I was. SHADOWS was the debut by Kim Mi-jeong, who also was an AD on some high-profile films.
RESIDENT EVIL 3 opened in third. No way was I going to spend money to see that film in the theaters, but I suspect once it hits cable TV, I will be watching it endlessly (probably whenever I discover it during some late night flicking).
LOVE EXPOSURE opened in fourth. Is it my imagination, or has there been a minor flood of uninspired movies about relationships, sex, love and cheating over the past few months?
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Attendance||Total Attendance|
|1.||Going by the Book (Bareuge Salja - Korean)||10.18||438||458,834||538,352|
|2.||Shadows in the Palace (Gungneo - Korean)||10.18||427||416,551||511,308|
|3.||Resident Evil 3||10.18||281||183,376||217,021|
|4.||Love Exposure (Eokkae Neomeo-ui Yeonin - Korean)||10.18||236||107,882||138,332|
|5.||Happiness (Haengbok - Korean)||10.03||288||72,477||1,126,482|
|6.||Rush Hour 3||10.03||245||59,709||735,390|
Up next week -- Lee Myung-se's M.
Kind of a weird year this year. Chuseok came and went with barely a ripple, but some much more interesting films seem to be coming out now. Kind of playing havoc with people's forecasts.