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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

By Song Seung-hyun

Published : March 19, 2021 - 09:01

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The Mauritanian
Opened March 17
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster ) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) decide to take on the case of Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Tahar Rahim), who has been held for years at Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp by the US Government without a single charge or the possibility of a trial. Nobody was willing to take his case because Slahi was captured on the suspicion that he was involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Raya and the Last Dragon
Opened March 4
Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, Donald Hall

In the world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. As villainous monsters known as the Druun started attacking the land, magical dragons united their forces and sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Five hundred years later, the monsters have returned and it‘s now up to warrior Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) to save Kumandra.

Opened March 3
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung

A South Korean immigrant family of four -- dad Jacob (Steven Yeun), mom Monica (Han Ye-ri), son David (Alan S. Kim) and daughter Anne (Noel Kate Cho) -- gets a fresh start in rural Arkansas in pursuit of the American dream. One day, Monica’s mother Soon-ja (Youn Yuh-jung) comes to America to live with the family and take care of the two kids while Jacob and Monica are out at work. 

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Opened Jan. 27
Directed by Haruo Sotozaki

Tanjiro joins a secret organization of demon slayers after his family is brutally murdered and his sister turned into a demon. For his new mission, Tanjiro gets on the Mugen Train with his comrades Inosuke and Zenitsu. On the train, they meet legendary demon slayer Rengoku. Soon after boarding, the group is attacked.