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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Jan. 19, 2024 - 09:01

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“Alienoid Part 2”

(South Korea)

Opened Jan. 10

Action

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon

Lee Ahn (Kim Tae-ri) accidentally falls back in time to the late Goryeo Kingdom, and all she needs to do to come back to 2022 is to find the divine sword, which happens to also be sought by several different stakeholders for various reasons.

“Wish”

(US)

Opened Jan. 3

Animation

Directed by Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn

Seventeen-year-old Asha interviews for an apprentice job to King Magnifico in the Kindgom of Rosas on the day of her grandfather Sabino's 100th birthday. The interview goes well until Magnifico declines Asha's requests for Sabino's wish to be granted, seeing the wish as a potential threat to his power.

“Noryang: Deadly Sea”

(South Korea)

Opened Dec. 20

History/Action

Directed by Kim Han-min

In 1598, the seven-year Japanese invasion of Korea nears its end as the hero of Joseon, Admiral Yi Sun-sin, leads an allied fleet with Ming China to the Noryang Strait to confront the Japanese invaders.

“12.12: The Day”

(South Korea)

Opened Nov. 22

Drama/Action

Directed by Kim Seong-su

Over the course of nine hours on Dec. 12, 1979, Gen. Chun Doo-gwang (Hwang Jung-min) stages a coup, while another commander, Lee Tae-shin (Jung Woo-sung), tries to stop the secret plan from unfolding.