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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Jan. 12, 2024 - 09:01

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Opened Jan. 3


Directed by Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn

Seventeen-year-old Asha interviews for an apprentice job to King Magnifico of Rosas on the day of her grandfather Sabino's 100th birthday. The interview goes well until Magnifico declines Asha's requests for Sabino's wish to be granted, seeing the wish as a potential threat to his power.

“Noryang: Deadly Sea”

(South Korea)

Opened Dec. 20


Directed by Kim Han-min

In 1598, the seven-year Japanese invasion of Korea nears the end as Joseon national hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin leads an allied fleet from Joseon and Ming China to the Noryang Strait and annihilates the Japanese invaders.

“12.12: The Day”

(South Korea)

Opened Nov. 22


Directed by Kim Seong-su

Over the course of nine hours on Dec. 12, 1979, Gen. Chun Doo-gwang (Hwang Jung-min) stages a coup, while another commander, Lee Tae-shin (Jung Woo-sung), tries to stop the secret plan from unfolding.

“Shin Jigen! Crayon Shin-chan the Movie”


Opened Dec. 22


Directed by Hitoshi One

Following a prophecy made 40 years ago, a white light hits Shin-chan and gives him a superpower. With this newfound power, the happy-go-lucky kindergartener fights against Mitsuru Hiriya, a man bathed in dark light with psychic powers.