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[Box office] Movies in theaters this week

By Kim Da-sol

Published : Jan. 26, 2024 - 09:01

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Opened Jan. 3


Directed by Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn

Seventeen-year-old Asha interviews for an apprentice job to King Magnifico in the Kingdom of Rosas on the day of her grandfather Sabino's 100th birthday. The interview goes well until Magnifico declines Asha's request for Sabino's wish to be granted, seeing the wish as a potential threat to his power.

“Alienoid Part 2”

(South Korea)

Opened Jan. 10


Directed by Choi Dong-hoon

Lee Ahn (Kim Tae-ri) accidentally falls back in time to the late Goryeo Kingdom, and all she needs to do to come back to 2022 is to find the divine sword, which happens to also be sought by several different stakeholders for various reasons.

“12.12: The Day”

(South Korea)

Opened Nov. 22


Directed by Kim Seong-su

Over the course of nine hours on Dec. 12, 1979, Gen. Chun Doo-gwang (Hwang Jung-min) stages a coup, while another commander, Lee Tae-shin (Jung Woo-sung), tries to stop the secret plan from unfolding.



Opened Jan. 10


Directed by Benjamin Renner

A duck family makes an adventurous trip to Jamaica after mother duck Pam persuades father duck Mack to let their babies Dax and Gwen experience a whole new world. But their plan quickly goes awry as they get lost in New York City.