The Box Office Success of Twenty Cements Kim Woo Bin’s Movie Star Cred

It’s a good time to be Kim Woo Bin, that’s for sure. The box office numbers are in for the third week of the coming-of-age comedy movie Twenty, starring Kim Woo Bin, Junho of 2PM, and Kang Ha Neul. It’s enough for the pundits to declare the bromance movie a success, taking in over 2.7 million admissions in three weeks and netting over $20 million gross (US dollars). Twenty has already surpassed the box office of Woo Bin’s last movie, also considered a relative success, as The Con Artists (The Technicians) took in 2.6 million in admissions during its run with a gross of over $18 million (US dollars).

Twenty marks Kim Woo Bin’s third cinematic romp in a row, as The Con Artists was only his second hit movie following the 2013 success of Friends 2: The Legacy. That movie took in 2.9 million in attendance with over $21 million gross (US dollars), made all the more impressive since the violent Friends 2 was restricted rating movie. Much as I like Woo Bin, even I’m taken aback at how fast his career has skyrocketed in the last few years. I still remember him doing supporting parts like in Vampire Idol, LOL. I also love how his hit movies are all in different genres with totally different performances from him, nice to see him stretching his acting legs. Continue reading

The Verdict is in for the Movie Box Office Battle of the Heirs Leads

The recent box office battle of the Heirs leads has a victor! In a resounding victory, Lee Min Ho‘s Gangnam 1970 had the best movie opening (rank and receipts) of all the movies headlining the Heirs three which all opened … Continue reading