- Korean Film News
- Debutant My Wife Got Married leads box office
- by Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC) / Nov 04, 2008
With SON Ye-jin and KIM Joo-hyuck in the leading roles, My Wife Got Married opened in its first weekend at the top of the box office. Director CHONG Yunsu’s romantic drama sold 515,464 tickets.
The fall seems to be the season for Korean romantic dramas, Heartbreak Library, another newly released film, found itself back at place seven of the box office with 47,000 viewers. Director KIM Jung-kwon’s film stars singer/actress Eugene and LEE Dong-wook.
Heartbreak Library tells the story of a librarian who is first furious at a man who rips out page 198 of library books, then becomes intrigued, and finally decides to help the man who is heartbroken after his girlfriend broke up with him, leaving a note to look up page 198, without mentioning which book.
My Wife Got Married stars SON as a liberal woman who is an enthusiastic football fan. She holds off a marriage with her boyfriend (KIM Joo-hyuck). In the end they marry, however, after some time, she decides she also wants to be married to another man, without divorcing her current husband.
The third Korean film in the top ten is another romantic drama, LEE Kyoung-mi’s Crush and Blush. KONG Hyo-jin plays the lead character in the romantic comedy. She is a marginalised teacher who forms a complot with the daughter of the married man she is in love with to end his extra marital affair. Crush and Blush dropped from place two to place five and attracted a total of 436,054 spectators.
Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)
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