The Face Reader

Korean actor Lee Jung-jae on the set of Korean period-set film “The Face Reader.” [Showbox]

Korean period-set film “The Face Reader” achieved noticeable success after taking the third top spot on Korean weekend box office.

“The Face Reader” pulled in over 641,000 moviegoers during the weekend from September 27 to 29, securing its top place for three weeks running, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday.

The star-studded film, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Jung-jae, Cho Jung-seok, Lee Jong-suk and Kim Hye-soo, has now surpassed eight million audiences in less than 20 days of its opening with its interesting subject of face reading and story of success and fail.

Sitting at No. 2 is U.S. horror film “The Conjuring,” which drew in some 448,000 moviegoers in its second week of opening, elbowing out Korean spy comedy “The Spy: Undercover Operation” to the third place after selling 234,000 tickets.

“Runner Runner,” singer-actor Justin Timberlake’s crime thriller, made its debut to No. 4 after a bit disappointing ticket sales of 94,000, while Pixar’s animated pic “Monsters University” took one step down and rounded off the top five with 90,000 tickets sold.

Other movies much beloved last weekend were U.S. animation “Despicable Me 2,” Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue Jasmine,” fantasy adventure “Percy Jackson and Sea of Monsters,” action adventure “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and Korean romantic suspense “Jit.”

Reporter. Lee Hye-ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr

Courtesy of Showbox