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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

On the Line
Opened Sept. 15
Co-directed by Kim Sun and Kim Gok

Seo-jun (Byun Yo-han) and his colleagues at a construction site in Busan lose around 3 billion won ($2.5 million) to a massive voice-phishing ring. He decides to look for the mastermind behind it and tracks the crimes to a call center in China. At the center, Seo-jun finds out the crime ring is preparing for its next big project.

Miracle: Letters to the President
Opened Sept. 15
Directed by Lee Jang-hoon

In a small remote village in North Gyeongsang Province in the 1980s, there are no train stations or pedestrian roads. People in the village have to walk on the railroad to get to the nearest town, which constantly exposes them to the danger of being hit by trains. Joon-kyeong (played by Park Jung-min), a high school student, starts writing to the president, asking him to build a train station at the foot of his village for a safer journey to school. 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Reopened Sept. 15
Directed by Chris Columbus

Since his parents died, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) has been treated abusively by his aunt and uncle and bullied by their son. Harry’s life changes on his 11th birthday, when he finds out he has been accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry soon also finds out the truth about his parents’ death and about the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who lost his powers after failing to kill Harry. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Opened Sept. 1
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung) has been ruling the world of darkness for centuries with the power of Ten Rings, which grants immortality and great power to the user. Wenwu’s son Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) was trained as an assassin under him when he was a kid, but he later chooses to live a normal life. One day, Shang-Chi is attacked and realizes he cannot escape his fate.

By Song Seung-hyun (
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