Lee Jae-gyoo first garnered recognition for Damo (2003), a Korean drama which cultivated an unprecedented fanbase. For the drama’s excellence and his directorial skills, LEE received a Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Director
Following Damo, he directed the hit dramas Beethoven Virus (2008) and The King 2 Hearts (2012), which drew accolades for their cinematic quality.
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.16 ~ 2014.05.18 2014/05/19, Korean's torn between romance and rampage...
There was an intense tussle at the top over the weekend as the American giant "Godzilla" took on Kim Dae-woo's "Obsessed". While Gareth Edward's monster remake seized the lion's share of the pie (23.8% from 438,487 admissions), it was Kim's third feature that seduced the majority of filmgoers into the cinemas with over 445K tickets sold (23.5%). It was relatively fair game as both films opened their accounts with over 600 screens to pool from, but the local talent teased out a narrow victory over the gargantuan ghost and ultimately put more bums on seats,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.02 ~ 2014.05.04 2014/05/05, All hail the new King!
The box office came alive over the weekend as a string of features stamped their authority and invigorated sales at the top of order. Lee Jae-gyoo's "The Fatal Encounter" (previously known as "The King's Wrath") soared into pole position with over a million tickets to its name; a healthy haul that was no doubt spurred by Hyeon Bin's role as the discerning (and now historically handsome) King Jeongjo. The film opened to over a thousand screens and made the most of them by capturing over 38% of box office pie. Other films that made an impact included last week's number one "The Amazing Spiderman 2", Director Chang's "The Target", and the foreign animation "Rio 2",...More
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