| 수상한 그녀
Actress Shim Eun-gyeong shines in a body-swap comedy that mostly runs on familiar lines.
Offbeat treatment of formulaic elements makes this troubled-teen movie very likeable.
Thread of Lies
| 우아한 거짓말
Superbly modulated study of teen and adult tensions, with a bracingly fresh feel.
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By Kevin Ma
Tue, 18 March 2014, 09:30 AM (HKT)
Local films returned to the top of the South Korea box office chart, with drama Thread of Lies 우아한 거짓말 holding the top spot.
With a screen share of 12%, the CJ Entertainment Inc ＣＪ엔터테인먼트 release by Punch 완득이 (2011) director LEE Han 이한 | 李翰, is about the events surround the suicide of a 14-year-old girl. It attracted 518,000 admissions for ₩3.86 billion (US$3.61 million) in its first four days.
In 2011, Punch attracted 644,000 admissions in its first four days of release for a final gross of 5.31 million admissions and ₩38.5 billion (US$36.1 million).
Mystery-thriller Monster 몬스터, starring LEE Min-gi 이민기 | 李民基, was second-placed with 357,000 admissions and ₩2.85 billion (US$2.66 million). The film was the top film on its first two days of release, but Thread of Lies saw a larger growth in weekend admissions.
300: Rise of an Empire (2013) remained the top foreign film, attracting an additional 350,000 admissions in its second weekend. After eleven days, the period epic has attracted 1.33 million admissions and ₩11.3 billion (US$10.6 million).
With a screen share of just 2.3%, Japanese horror Sadako 2 3D 貞子３Ｄ２ (2013) has attracted 11,000 admissions and ₩75.3 million (US$70,500) in its first four days of release.
After 54 days, Miss Granny 수상한 그녀 has attracted 8.57 million admissions, making it South Korea's 13th best-selling domestic film. It has earned a total of ₩62.1 billion (US$58.1 million).