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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Feb. 2, 2024 - 09:01

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“Citizen of a Kind”

(South Korea)

Opened Jan. 24


Directed by Park Young-ju

Duk-hee (Ra Mi-ran), who usually lives an ordinary life, travels to Qingdao, China, to capture the boss of a criminal organization after she falls victim to a voice phishing scam. She decides to travel to the country after the person who scammed her, Son Jae-min (Gong Myung), calls her from Qingdao asking for help.



Opened Jan. 3


Directed by Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn

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

“Alienoid Part 2”

(South Korea)

Opened Jan. 10


Directed by Choi Dong-hoon

Lee Ahn (Kim Tae-ri) accidentally travels back in time to the late Goryeo Kingdom. All she needs to do to come back to 2022 is to find the divine sword, which happens to also be sought by several different stakeholders for various reasons.

“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.