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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

By Song Seung-hyun

Published : Jan. 15, 2021 - 09:00

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Wonder Woman 1984
Opened Dec. 23
Directed by Patty Jenkins

In 1984, the title character Diana (Gal Gadot) works at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington while performing heroic deeds. One day, Diana unknowingly uses a stone to wish her deceased lover Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) back to life. However, new enemies also emerge, preying on humanity’s desires. Diana is now the only hope of saving the world. 

In the Mood for Love
Reopened Dec. 24
Directed by Wong Kar-wai

In 1962, Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), a journalist, rents a room in an apartment on the same day as Su Lizhen (Maggie Cheung), a secretary at a shipping company. They become next-door neighbors. Each has a spouse who works frequent overtime shifts. One day, Chow and Su find out their spouses are having an affair.

Opened Dec. 10
Romance, Drama
Directed by Kim Jong-kwan

University student Young-seok (Nam Joo-hyuk) bumps into Josee (Han Ji-min), who uses a wheelchair, and falls in love. Young-seok finds out that Josee lives with her grandmother and rarely leaves her house. As he develops feelings for her, Yeong-seok approaches her slowly and attempts to show her the outside world.

Mr. Jones
Opened Jan. 7
Drama, Thriller
Directed by Agnieszka Holland

In 1933 London, Gareth Jones (James Norton), an ambitious young journalist who is known for his interview with Adolf Hitler, heads to Moscow to interview Stalin about the Soviet Union’s apparently successful economic expansion. In Moscow, Mr. Jones receives a tip from an informant about an international conspiracy.