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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : April 8, 2023 - 16:00

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“Rebound”

(South Korea)

Opened April 5

Drama

Directed by Jang Hang-joon

Kang Yang-hyun (Ahn Jae-hong), a former basketball player and public service worker, returns to his alma mater as a newly recruited basketball coach to take charge of a team on the verge of disbandment. It’s not an easy journey.

“Air”

(US)

Opened April 5

Drama

Directed by Ben Affleck

“Air,” a biographical sports drama film directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery, tells a story of Sonny Vaccaro and sports retail giant Nike pursuing a partnership with basketball rookie Michael Jordan.

“Suzume”

(Japan)

Opened March 8

Adventure/Animation

Directed by Makoto Shinkai

“Suzume” revolves around a 17-year-old girl’s quest to stop an apocalypse triggered by the opening of magical doors all over Japan. The film is Shinkai’s third film in the series after “Your Name” (2017) and “Weathering with You” (2019), which center on natural catastrophes like earthquakes and climate-related disasters.

“The First Slam Dunk”

(Japan)

Opened Jan. 4

Adventure/Animation

Directed by Takehiko Inoue

Based on the "Slam Dunk" manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue, this animated sports film follows Ryota Miyagi, a high school student who plays as a point guard on his school’s basketball team. It follows his journey to winning the championship at a national basketball competition.