‘Mal-Mo-E: Se­cret Mis­sion’ tops week­end box of­fice in open­ing week

The Korea Times - - CULTURE -

Korean film “Mal-Mo-E: The Se­cret Mis­sion” topped the week­end box of­fice in its open­ing week, with an­other new Korean re­lease com­ing in sec­ond, data showed Mon­day.

“Mal-Mo-E” drew 785,618 movie­go­ers from Fri­day to Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to the data from the Korean Film Coun­cil (KOFIC).

The Lotte En­ter­tain­ment re­lease set in the coun­try’s colo­nial era hit lo­cal screens Wednes­day. Pop­u­lar mu­si­cian-turned-ac­tor, Yoon Kye-sang plays the lead role of a Korean lin­guist who strug­gles to com­pile the first Korean dic­tio­nary against the dire back­drop of the colo­nial Ja­panese gov­ern­ment’s ban on the use of Korean lan­guage.

“In­side me,” an­other Korean film re­leased Wednes­day, at­tracted 564,568 peo­ple dur­ing the same pe­riod, tak­ing sec­ond place at the box of­fice.

The film, star­ring Park Sung-woong, Ra Mi-ran and Jiny­oung of pop­u­lar K-pop boy band GOT7, is a comic fan­tasy de­pict­ing the story of a mid­dle-aged gang­ster who ac­ci­den­tally swaps bod­ies with a bul­lied high-school boy.

The Dis­ney an­i­mated se­quel "Ralph Breaks the In­ter­net, “the top box-of­fice seller a week ear­lier, slipped to third place, fol­lowed by chil­dren’s film "Dino Me­card.”

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