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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Feb. 16, 2024 - 09:01

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“Wonka”

(US)

Opened Jan. 31

Fantasy

Directed by Paul King

Willy Wonka (Timothee Chalamet), who dreams of becoming the world’s best chocolatier, encounters a “chocolate cartel” and a plot to kick him out of town as its business is threatened. But next to him are four trustworthy supporters whom he meets at Mrs. Scrubitt’s launderette.

“Citizen of a Kind”

(South Korea)

Opened Jan. 24

Drama

Directed by Park Young-ju

Duk-hee (Ra Mi-ran), who lives an ordinary life, travels to Qingdao, China, to capture the boss of a criminal organization after she falls victim to a voice phishing scam. She decides to travel to China after the person who scammed her, Son Jae-min (Gong Myung), calls her from Qingdao asking for help.

“Dog Days”

(South Korea)

Opened Feb. 7

Drama

Directed by Kim Deok-min

Min-sang (Yoo Hae-jin), the owner of a building that houses an animal hospital, doesn’t like dogs, but inevitably becomes close to them through a vet, Jin-young (Kim Seo-hyoung), gradually experiencing positive changes through unexpected encounters with dogs.

“The Birth of Korea”

(South Korea)

Opened Feb. 1

Documentary

Directed by Kim Deok-young

The film covers the first-generation of South Korean politicians and the country's first president Rhee Syng-man and their efforts to protect the country, looking back on a 70-year-long history, reinterpreting some of Rhee's major achievements like farmland reform.