A Taxi Driver Speeds Past Battleship Island to Become Top Grossing K-movie of 2017 to Date


There was such a hue and cry over hyped summer K-movie Battleship Island‘s box office returns vis-a-vis how its production company scheduled it in over 80% of the theaters during its opening weekend, but in the end it’s water under the bridge as a quality quietly wins out over a more bombastic rival. After just two weeks in theaters A Taxi Driver has overtaken Battleship Island’s box office receipts, with Battleship premiering a week over A Taxi Driver, and is now the highest grossing K-movie of 2017.

A Taxi Driver now sits at the 26th spot with over 8 million admissions, and right below in the 27th place is an earlier released 2017 movie Confidential Assignment (Cooperation) with 7.8 million admissions. Coming in as the third highest grossing movie of 2017 is Battleship Island currently in the 44th position with 6.5 million admissions. Unlike Battleship (and to some extent Confidential Assignment), A Taxi Driver is getting glowing domestic and overseas reviews for Song Kang Ho‘s incredible performance and the small scale but larger implications of the narrative surrounding coverage of the Gwangju massacre as seen through the eyes of a taxi driver and his foreign correspondent passenger. Continue reading

Young K-stars Out in Force to Support Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul at VIP Premiere of Midnight Runners

The cool friends contingent was out in force to support the bromance cop antics movie Midnight Runners starring Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul. The former is coming off a well-received turn in K-drama Fight My Way while the … Continue reading

Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds with Crystal Liu and Yang Yang Premieres and Drops Exciting Full Trailer

It hasn’t been a long wait between the drama and movie versions of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, just the right amount of time to still fondly remember drama Eternal Love and have a hankering for another … Continue reading

Ladies Steal the Red Carpet at the VIP Premiere for A Taxi Driver with Song Kang Ho, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeol

Ladies ruled the red carpet, with a surprising easy on the eyes green movie poster background, at the VIP premiere of K-movie A Taxi Driver. This movie pairs veteran Song Kang Ho with German actor┬áThomas Kretschmann for a real life … Continue reading

Kang Ha Neul Confirms Sept 11 Military Enlistment and Puts on Bromance Show with Park Seo Joon Promoting Cop Caper Movie Midnight Runners

One aspect of the Korean mandatory military service is the male bonding of all enlisted, with plenty of life long friendships formed through shared experiences. If that’s the case I’m rather sad that K-actor Kang Na Neul just confirmed his … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … Continue reading

Distinctive Three Incarnation Movie Posters with Yang Yang and Crystal Liu in Movie Version of Three Lives Three Worlds

There are three distinct lives even for the god and goddess main leads of Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms, hence the beautiful novel title and the ethereal vibe of the entire story. The C-drama adaptation was a … Continue reading

Latest Movie Preview for Movie Three Lives Three Worlds Brings Emotional Intensity From Crystal Liu and Yang Yang

The best parts of the C-drama adaptation of fantasy romance Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms were the quiet scenes with leads Mark Chao and Yang Mi. The moments of connection and introspection built up their characters and … Continue reading