Korean Film Remake “The Uninvited” Ranks 3rd in U.S.February 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Movies | 4 Comments
“The Uninvited,” a remake of the South Korean horror movie “A Tale of Two Sisters,” ranked third in the North American box office in its opening week, drawing $10.5 million between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.
The Dreamworks adaptation of the Kim Jee-woon film is directed by British brothers Charles and Thomas Guards and stars Arielle Kebbel (“The Grudge 2”) and Emily Browning (“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”). The story is originally derived from a Korean folktale, a spooky ghost story of two sisters who are murdered by their stepmother.
The action movie “Taken,” starring Liam Neeson, placed first with $24.6 million, while “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” came in second with $14 million, recording a total of $83.4 million in three weeks.
Renee Zellweger’s romantic comedy “New in Town,” had a mild opening week, ranking eighth with $6.8 million. Oscar-nominated movies such as “The Reader,” “Milk” and “Doubt” retained their popularity at the box office.
Source: Korea Times
Below is the trailer for the original “A Tale of Two Sisters”:
And this next one is the trailer for the remake “The Uninvited”:
Have you seen “The Uninvited”? How does it compare?