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‘Attorney’ tops in Korea

Dec 31,2013
Korean movie “The Attorney,” starring actor Song Kang-ho, topped the local box office for the second weekend in a row and improved from its debut, according to the Korean Film Council yesterday.

The movie made 11.1 billion won ($10.5 million) from Friday to Sunday, up from the previous weekend’s 10.2 billion won. It also accounted for 45 percent of the box office, nearly the same as the week before. The film, loosely based on the life of late President Roh Moo-hyun, has made 35.5 billion won since its release on Dec. 18.

Following “The Attorney” was another Korean movie, “The Suspect,” which earned 5.9 billion won in its debut weekend. Actor Gong Yoo plays a North Korean forced to flee his country, but he goes on a vendetta for revenge after his wife and daughter are killed.

The Hollywood rom-com “About Time” came third with nearly 2 billion won, for a total of 20 billion won since its Dec. 5 release.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” was fourth with 1.3 billion won, while animated movie “The House of Magic” came in fifth with 1.2 billion won.

BY LEE SUN-MIN [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]




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