While Edko Films' Korean title The Classic continues to hold a top ten position in Hong Kong after 10 weeks on release and a cumulative gross of $686,689 (HK$5.4m), a new Korean title performed less well upon opening last week.
Distributed by Golden Scene The Uninvited opened fourth during the week (Oct 9-15) taking $75,143. However the Korean title played at 17 screens resulting in a so-so $4,420 screen average in the territory.
In comparison, US drama Seabiscuit, which opened third, played at just eight screens taking a screen average of $13,652 for the same period.
The Uninvited tells the story of an architect who sees two dead children seated at his table but finds it impossible to talk about them until a housewife visits him by chance and can also see them.
The film is less a ghost story, however, and more a look at loneliness and alienation in modern society. It stars Park Shin-yang and Jun Ji-hyun and is directed by Lee Soo-youn in her directorial debut.