Korean movie of the week

Korean movie of the week "The Thieves"

Korean movie of the week "The Thieves" (2012)

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon

With Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook,...

Also known as "The Professionals"

Synopsis

In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?

Release date in Korea : 2012/07/25

Available on DVD and Blu-ray from YESASIA

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The Thieves named as the 2nd most successful Korean movie in China

The Thieves named as the 2nd most successful Korean movie in China

‘The Thieves’ becomes the 2nd most successful Korean movie in China

The Thieves‘ has been receiving explosive response and has become the 2nd most successful Korean movie in China.

‘The movie hit 3,000 theaters across China on January 15th and earned 18,600,000 CNY (approximately 3 million USD) on the first weekend. ‘The Thieves’ is now just behind the hit movie ‘Late Autumn‘ in China.

The production company of 'The Thieves' shared, “Director Choi Dong Hoon and actors Kim Yoon Suk and Jun Ji Hyun went to China and worked hard to promote the movie through stage greetings and press conferences. I think many people are taking interest in the movie and enjoying it because the movie happens in Hong Kong and Macau, and Chinese stars Simon Yam and Angelica Lee starred in it as well“.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of 'The Thieves'!

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Upcoming Korean movie

Upcoming Korean movie "Band of Thieves"

Added the upcoming Korean movie "Band of Thieves"'s page to HanCinema database (2013)

Directed by Yoon Jong-bin

With Kang Dong-won, Ha Jeong-woo, Lee Kyeong-yeong,...

Synopsis

an action movie about a justice group stealing from the greedy ones and sharing it with the public.

Release date in Korea : 2013

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"The Thieves", #1 Most Watched Korean Movie

Many saw it coming, and sure enough the hit movie "The Thieves" have stolen the top spot to become the most watched Korean movie of all time.

The movie drew in a record of 13,020,393 people in just 70 days, breaking the previous record which was held by "The Host" in 2006 with 13,019,740 people in 106 days. "The Thieves" had also broken past the 5 million admissions mark in 10 days and 10 million admissions in 22 days. Despite having played for 70 days, the movie can still be watched at 76 theatres across the country.

In terms of how much in sales "The Thieves" has raked in, the current total stands at 93,561,965,000 won (roughly $84 million). This puts it ahead of "The Host" with 78.5 billion won (roughly $70 million), and "Haeundae" with 81.9 billion won (roughly $73 million).

The all-time record (Korean films and foreign films) is held by "Avatar" with 13.3 million admissions.

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The Thieves becomes the most watched Korean movie of all-time

The Thieves becomes the most watched Korean movie of all-time

‘The Thieves’ becomes the most watched Korean movie of all-time

The 2012’s hit movie ‘The Thieves’ has become the most watched Korean movie of all-time.

The distributor of the film, ShowBox Mediaplex, announced that ‘The Thieves’ has recorded 13,020,393 admissions, breaking the previous record of ‘The Host’ set in 2006, with 13,019,740 admissions in 106 days. ‘The Thieves’ broke the record only in 70 days.

It is said that ‘The Thieves’ has a great chance of breaking the all-time record of 13.3 million admissions set by international film ‘Avatar’.

Currently, ‘The Thieves’ has made 93,561,965,000 KRW (approximately $84 million USD), ahead of ‘The Host‘ with 78.5 billion KRW (approximately $70 million USD), and ‘Haeundae‘ with 81.9 billion KRW (approximately $73 million USD).

Meanwhile, ‘The Thieves’ was recently introduced during Toronto International Film Festival, and it will be introduced during the 7th London Korean Film Festival and the 7th Paris Korean Film Festival. Furthermore, it will be released in America and Canada on October 12th.

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

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"The Thieves", No. 2 Most Successful Movie In Korean Film History

Many saw it coming, but the movie "The Thieves" has just broken another record.

According to the movie's distributors, as of 5 PM on August 30th, "The Thieves" had attracted about 12,310,000 people. This brings its total higher than the 12,302,831 that the movie "The King and the Clown" brought in several years ago. Now the only movie between it and the #1 spot is "The Host", which was the highest grossing Korean film to date, with 13,019,740 viewers.

"The Thieves" was able to reach the 12.31 million mark in just 37 days after its release, which was a day faster than the movie "The Host".

The ultimate #2 highest grossing movie in Korea is about a group of 10 thieves from Korea and China, that are all after a very valuable diamond called "The Tear Of The Sun", held in a casino in Macau. The movie features an A-list cast of Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Kim Hye-sook, Oh Dal-soo, and Kim Soo-hyeon-I.

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[The Thieves], #2 Most Successful Movie In Korean Film History

[The Thieves], #2 Most Successful Movie In Korean Film History

[The Thieves], #2 Most Successful Movie In Korean Film History Many saw it coming, but the movie [The Thieves] has just broken another record.

According to the movie's distributors, as of 5 PM on August 30th, [The Thieves] had attracted about 12,310,000 people. This brings its total higher than the 12,302,831 that the movie [The King And The Clown] brought in several years ago. Now the only movie between it and the #1 spot is [The Host], which was the highest grossing Korean film to date, with 13,019,740 viewers.

[The Thieves] was able to reach the 12.31 million mark in just 37 days after its release, which was a day faster than the movie [The Host].

The ultimate #2 highest grossing movie in Korea is about a group of 10 thieves from Korea and China, that are all after a very valuable diamond called "The Tear Of The Sun", held in a casino in Macau. The movie features an A-list cast of Kim Yoon-suk, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jung-jae, Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Hye-sook, Oh Dal-soo, and Kim Soo-hyun.

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[Video] Added new pictures and videos for the Korean movie

[Video] Added new pictures and videos for the Korean movie "The Thieves"

Added new pictures and videos for the Korean movie "The Thieves"

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Red Carpet

"The Thieves" (2012)Directed by Choi Dong-hoonWith Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook,...Also known as "The Professionals"SynopsisIn order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? Release date in Korea : 2012/07/25

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Lee Jeong-jae and Jeon Ji-hyeon's characters

"The Thieves" (2012)Directed by Choi Dong-hoonWith Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook,...Also known as "The Professionals"SynopsisIn order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? Release date in Korea : 2012/07/25

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[Video] Added on-the-set video for the upcoming Korean movie

[Video] Added on-the-set video for the upcoming Korean movie "The Thieves"

Added on-the-set video for the upcoming Korean movie "The Thieves"

Crime expedition journal

"The Thieves" (2012)Directed by Choi Dong-hoonWith Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook,...Also known as "The Professionals"SynopsisIn order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? Release date in Korea : 2012/07/25

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