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Miss Granny stays young at South Korea B.O.

Miss Granny stays young at South Korea B.O.

By Stephen Cremin

Tue, 18 February 2014, 11:55 AM (HKT)

Box Office News

CJ Entertainment Inc CJ엔터테인먼트's high-concept comedy Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 (2014) crossed 7 million admissions last night after 27 days on release. It has now made ₩51.1 billion (US$48.1 million).

It is the third feature by HWANG Dong-hyuk 황동혁 | 黄東赫, who previously directed dramas My Father 마이파더 (2007) and Silenced 도가니 (2011). The latter, about abuse in a children's home, had 4.66 million admissions.

The new film stars NA Mun-hui 나문희 | 羅文姬 and SHIM Eun-gyeong 심은경 | 沈恩敬 as a 74-year-old widow and her 20-year-old self, whom she is magically transformed into after visiting a photo studio.

Miss Granny reclaimed the number one film at the box office yesterday, representing 26.2% of admissions, from animation Frozen (2013), which itself crossed the 9 million admissions milestone last night.

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