Movie Theaters Offer Range of Choices for End-of-Year Audiences

  • Arirang News

    December 29, 2016 09:36

    From large-scale disaster films to action thrillers and romantic comedies, movie theaters are filled with plenty of choices.

    Action thriller "Master" dominated the local box office on its opening day of Dec. 21. Disaster film "Pandora" and Hollywood musical comedy "La La Land" have also swept the box office, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers since their release in early December.

    "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One," which has already broken records at the box office in the U.S., hit theaters here on Wednesday.

    Theaters are also re-releasing some old films -- including the romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," both of which made Meg Ryan one of the most popular Hollywood stars here in the 1990s.

    The flood of new releases is good news for Korean theaters, which experienced a nearly 50 percent drop in attendance in November compared to the previous year, due to the weekly protests calling for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye in Seoul and other major cities.

    But theaters are expected to see more moviegoers in the coming weeks of the holiday season.

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