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"Troubleshooter" knocks out "The Man From Nowhere"

2010/09/12 Source

Korean action film "Troubleshooter" [Next Entertainment World]

Korean action movie tentatively titled "Troubleshooter" took the No. 1 spot on the local box office over the weekend, pushing down five-week winner "The Man From Nowhere" to third place during the third week of September.

According to the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) on Monday, "Troubleshooter", which opened in local theaters on September 9, came in first place, attracting 540,239 moviegoers for the weekend of September 10 to 12.

"Troubleshooter", starring Sol Kyung-gu and Lee Jung-jin, is about a private eye named Kang Tae-sik (Seol) who becomes a prime suspect in a serial murder case that he is investigating. He has to clear his name with the help of a highly skilled computer programmer Ku Bon-Chi (played by Park Young-seo) while trying to escape the trap made by a troubleshooter (Lee).

Meanwhile, Japanese animation flick "The Borrowers", helmed by famed Japanese director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, entered the charts in second place bringing in 397,714 viewers, while former winner "The Man From Nowhere" dropped two spots to No. 3, selling 227,563 tickets.

Newly released Korean romantic comedy "Cyrano Agency" placed in at No. 4 with 51,217 admissions and horror film "Bedevilled" followed sequentially with 50,857 viewers.

Other movies included in the top ten were "Quiz King - 2010", "Inception", "Killers", "I Saw the Devil" and "The Last Airbender".

Reporter : Lucia Hong luciahong@
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@
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