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Domestic romantic drama leads box office in first weekend

All Headlines 09:38 March 19, 2018

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- "Be With You," a rare Korean romantic movie, topped the box office in its first weekend, beating local thriller "The Vanished," data showed Monday.

According to the computerized tally from the Korean Film Council, "Be With You," starring So Ji-sub and Son Ye-jin sold 682,798 tickets from Friday to Sunday.

This photo provided by Lotte Entertainment is a still from "Be With You." (Yonhap)

The movie is a remake of the highly successful 2004 Japanese movie of the same name about a mother who returns to her family a year after her death.

"The Vanished" starring Kim Sang-kyung and Kim Kang-woo placed second with 251,824 views. Directed by Lee Chang-hee, the thriller is about a detective investigating the disappearance of a woman's corpse from a morgue and trying to uncover the cause of her death.

"Little Forest," led by Kim Tae-ri, remained strong at No. 3, amassing 127,456 views in its third weekend. Released on Feb. 28, the movie by Yim Soon-rye has sold 1.35 million tickets in theaters.

Coming in fourth was Hollywood disaster-heist flick "The Hurricane Heist," seen by 119,334 viewers.

It was closely followed by "Cheese In the Trap," the film adaptation of the popular 2016 TV series of the same name. The new release, starring Park Hae-jin and Oh Yeon-seo, garnered 106,196 views.

This photo provided by Cineguru/Kidari ENT is a still from "The Vanished." (Yonhap)

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