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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Opened Aug. 30
Sci-fi, adventure. Directed by Luc Besson

It is the 28th century. Species from all corners of the universe have formed a federation and come together to build Alpha, a sort of galactic capital. They live in harmony there, exchanging knowledge and culture. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are federal agents who keep the order of space. The two set out on a mission to retrieve a rare treasure, and uncover the secret behind the mysterious destruction of an entire planet and intelligent species. 

Opened Aug. 23
Crime, drama. Directed by Park Hoon-jung

South Korean intelligence agent Park Jae-hyuk (Jang Dong-gun) is tasked with overseeing North Korean criminal Kim Kwang-il (Lee Jong-suk), a psychopathic serial killer who has tortured and murdered dozens of women. Police investigator Chae I-do (Kim Myung-min) seeks to capture Kim and bring him to justice. Chae is blocked, however, by an insurmountable wall of international powers who seek to protect and retrieve information from Kim, the much-guarded family member of a high-ranking North Korean official. 

The Mimic
Opened Aug. 17
Mystery, thriller. Directed by Huh Jung

Hee-yeon (Yeom Jung-ah) has left the city and moved to the mountainside, where she meets a mysterious young girl (Shin Rin-ah) ridden with fear and living in hiding in the forest. Hee-yeon’s husband (Park Hyuk-kwon) grows suspicious of the stranger, who mimics the voice of their daughter. Townspeople begin to disappear one by one following the girl’s appearance. 

War for the Planet of the Apes
Opened Aug. 15
Science fiction, drama. Directed by Matt Reeves

Two years have passed since the US military fought off an intelligent tribe of apes. The tribe, led by chief chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis), is attacked in the woods by militaristic humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After an intense internal struggle, Caesar embarks on a journey to avenge his species; ape and man are pitted against each other in a grand-scale war that will settle the future of the world.
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