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Korean film "Mother - 2009" ranked No. 41 among U.S. films

2010/03/23 Source

Official U.S. movie poster of "Mother - 2009" [Magnolia Pictures]

Korean drama "Mother - 2009" has been climbing up the ranks of the box office charts in the United States since its release in the country two weeks ago.

According to statistics on the weekend U.S. movie chart of Box Office Mojo, "Mother - 2009", which bowed at No. 50 during the weekend of March 12 to 14, rose nine spots to place 41st during its second overseas session to rank 41st and gross a total 53,195 dollars. Its 10-day tally stands at 106,772 dollars.

The film first opened in six theaters on March 12 but is now showing at 19 more which had helped the thriller pic boost its sales by 48.3 percent.

"Mother - 2009" has received rave reviews from prestigious American magazines including L.A. Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Variety, Hollywood Report and Entertainment Weekly.

The movie, helmed by famed director Bong Joon-ho, is about the Mother - 2009's fight to prove that her mentally challenged son did not commit a murder.

The dramatic picture, starring veteran Korean actress Kim Hye-ja and Hallyu star Won Bin, has been collecting numerous awards for best picture, screenplay, actress and actor in several international film festivals.

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok
Editor : Lucia Hong
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