‘Doctor Strange’ remains powerful at local theaters
Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a skilled yet cocky surgeon, the film unfolds after the surgeon gets into a car accident that permanently leaves him with unsteady hands. Feeling devastated, he heads to Kathmandu’s ancient temples in search of spiritual enlightenment. There he finds his spiritual mentor, the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and realizes his special powers that allow him to fight off villains that try to break the laws of nature.
Director Lee Gye-byeok’s “Luck-Key,” starring actors Yu Hae-jin and Lee Joon, hit the second spot even in its fourth weekend. The Showbox-distributed action-comedy sold 170,000 tickets over the weekend and earned 1.4 billion won. Its total ticket sales hit the six million mark as of Friday, 23 days after its Oct. 13 release. The action-comedy has reached the six million mark earlier than other hits, including “Inside Men” (2015) and “The Wailing” (2016).
The Japanese action-adventure “Shuriken Sentai Ninniger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninjas in Wonderland” debuted in third place its first weekend by earning 152 million won with 19,000 tickets sold.
The documentary “Moo-hyun, the Story of Two Cities,” which depicts the life of the late President Roh Moo-hyun, rounded out the top five, having sold 14,000 tickets.
Despite high expectations, the modern Hollywood western “Hell or High Water” debuted at sixth in its first weekend. The heist-crime film follows Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother Tanner (Jeff Bridges) committing multiple small-scale bank robberies over the course of few days.
Thai romance movie “The Teacher’s Diary” and the Disney animation “The Little Mermaid: Attack of the Pirates” each came in seventh and eighth.
The re-release of the 2004’s “The Notebook” followed, which was followed by “Inferno” which came in at tenth.
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