The Spy: Undercover Operation

From left, Korean actors Moon Sori, Seol Kyung-koo and Daniel Henney on the official poster of action comedy pic “The Spy: Undercover Operation.” [CJ Entertainment]

Korean actor Seol Gyeong-gu’s comic actioner “The Spy: Undercover Operation” took the top spot on the weekend Korean box office over the weekend.

The film, clearly aiming at upcoming Chuseok holiday season, nabbed the top spot on the weekend box office after pulling in more than 840,000 moviegoers during the weekend of September 6 to 8, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday.

Starring Seol Gyeong-gu, actress Moon Sori and Daniel Henney, the film centers on a top-class undercover agent (Seol)’s secret operation in Thailand where he finds his wife (Moon), who has no idea what he does for a living, getting involved in the terrorist outrage without an intention.

Hollywood blockbuster “Now You See Me” stepped down from its throne and grabbed second place after fascinating over 260,000 viewers with its magical story.

Son Hyun-ju’s thriller pic “Hide and Seek” nabbed the third spot, spooking more than 220,000 numbers of moviegoers over the weekend. Based on true stories, the highly-successful thriller has been continued to be strong on the box office since its opening in mid August.

Matt Damon’s new Sci-Fi action “Elysium” and animated film “Despicable Me 2” each took fourth and fifth spot on the box office after selling 200,000 and 80,000 tickets, respectively.

Other movies in the top ten were Japanese animated film “The Wind Rises,” acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” Korean disaster film “THE FLU,” American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs “Jobs” and director Kim Ki-duk’s controversial pic “Moebius.”

Reporter. Kang Jung-yeon atoz@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Lee Hye-ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr

Courtesy of CJ Entertainment