[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Mar 10, 2017 - 17:01
  • Updated : Mar 10, 2017 - 17:01

Kong: Skull Island
Opened March 8
Fantasy, science fiction. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

It is 1973. A secret organization called Monarch finds an island that is known to hold a new species of animals. An expedition team learns that a giant ape called Kong lives on the island, fighting predators called Skull Crawlers for dominance over the island. The expedition crew is concerned with its own survival on the dangerous island, but some members begin to see that Kong is also in need of rescuing. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as hunter James Conrad and Samuel L. Jackson as the leader of a helicopter squadron. 

Opened March 1
Thriller. Directed by Lee Su-yeon

Seung-hoon (Cho Jin-woong) is a doctor whose failed marriage and career have put him on edge financially and psychologically. Forced to give up his hospital in Seoul’s affluent neighborhood, he moves to a provincial city to work at a clinic. During a sedated endoscopy, one of his elderly patients makes a confession to murder. The corpse of a woman is also found on the Han River, reviving a murder case. 

Opened March 1
Action, science fiction. Directed by James Mangold

Wolverine returns as a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman), who is caring for the ill Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and planning to hide from the world. His attempt is thwarted when a mysterious woman (Elizabeth Rodrigues) approaches him and seeks his help with a young mutant (Dafne Keen). Being chased by dark powers, the girl resembles Logan in many ways and draws the downtrodden ex-superhero out of inaction. 

A Single Rider
Opened Feb. 22
Drama. Directed by Lee Zoo-young

Jae-hoon (Lee Byung-hun) is a stockbroker who loses his fortune, friends and the trust of his clients after a risky investment goes abysmally wrong. He leaves for Australia to find his wife and son, who have relocated there, only to discover that they too are slipping out of his grasp. He hovers around them, observing their daily routine and wandering the streets in search of answers.