‘Confidential Assignment’ is a box-office champion
To thank audiences for their support, the film’s principles, including Hyun Bin dropped by a theater last week to give an entire audience free cups of coffee, a promise the actor made when the flick hit the five million mark.
Following that event, director Kim Seong-hun expressed his surprise on social media. “I never imagined that such a promise would be realized,” he wrote.
All eyes are on whether Kim’s second feature film after “My Little Hero” (2013) will top the seven million ticket mark.
The science fiction drama “Arrival,” which received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay, debuted at third with 298,000 tickets sold.
Disney’s “Moana” followed. Though the film is being acclaimed for featuring a princess as a non-white, independent and brave female, its performance in Korea has not been as successful as Disney’s previous hits like “Zootopia” (2016), “Inside Out” (2015) and “Frozen” (2014). “Moana” sold total 2.14 million tickets through its fourth weekend.
The last “Resident Evil” film, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” rounded out the top five.
BY JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]