‘Wandeugi’ gives up first place, still raking in thousands

Seeing Yoo Ah-in‘s movie Wandeugi a.k.a. Punch climb up the charts has been quite an exciting thing. At least for me. And perhaps other fans of his, especially our lovely Haveners. Since its release in October 20, 2011, Wandeugi was the hottest ticket in town in the second half of 2011. For the first five weeks since its initial release, Wandeugi managed to claim the first place spot. Those five weeks alone managed to rake in over 4,2 million tickets, which, in the Korean movie business, is a lot. On average, the movie brought in 800,000 moviegoers, with a peak in week 3 with over 1,1 million tickets sold in a single week. The movie remained strong in the sales department even in its 6th week, with 4,745,131 tickets sold in total. Continue reading

‘완득이’ Gets US Release via CGV Cinemas

Hi haveners~

Good news!  If you are in the US, you might be able to see ‘완득이’ starting November 18th!!!  It gets US release via CGV Ciemas~

Here is the list of dates and locations:

November 18th 2011

CGV Cinemas (Los Angeles)

621 South Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA
December 2nd 2011
Century Great Mall (San Jose)
1010 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Century Federal Way (Seattle)
2001 S. Commons, Federal Way, WA 98003
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 (New York)
75 Challenger Rd. Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
AMC Showplace Niles (Chicago)
301 Golf Mill Center Niles, IL 60714
AMC Colonial 18 (Atlanta)
825 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd.  Lawrenceville, GA 30043
AMC 309 (Philadelphia)
1210 Bethlehem Pike North Wales, PA 19454

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard (Toronto)

4861 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M2N 5X2
Cineplex Silvercity Coquitlam (Vancouver)

170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X9, Canada

Consolidated Pearlridge (Honolulu)
98-1005 Moanalua Rd # 600, Aiea, HI 96701

*More theaters to be confirmed shortly

[Updates] Tweets of Yoo Ah In on 11/8, 11/12 &11/14/2011

Hi Haveners~

Ah In did a couple tweets today~ First one was to wish his manager a happy birthday~ And the second one was a poem~ Thanks to our sweet Stacy nim, below are her translations of the poem that Ah In tweeted~

“Last night’s nonsense which came through my throat/
The western sky that was at my back on the weekend morning/
My lovers who were prevalent with changing shapes in each season/ 
Drops of perspiration that badly poured down from my body/ 
Something that was incredibly significantly sensual/ 
Could be left as a fossil on a white sheet/ 
Stacy nim has been quite busy these days~ Hopefully, we will see Stacy nim more often soon! ^ ^
[Update] Translations of Ah In’s tweets on 11/12/2011~
Our lovely Stacy nim is back again!!  She translated what Ah In tweeted on the 12th~ Thank you, Stacy nim!!  So good to see you!! ^ ^
“Don’t try to flatter me. I am here. 
Wherever the world pushes me, wherever people get push me around, I completely exist only in the place where I’ve chosen and decided to be.
I know where I am. Don’t try to flatter me. 
(Or don’t make a big deal about it.) 
You make me blush.”
[Update] Translations of Ah In’s tweets on 11/14/2011~
My friend, the little birdie who whispers in my ears, was kind enough to translate Ah In’s tweets for me~ Here are her translations:

“Not doing even knowing what to do is worse than knowing nothing.  For the youth who are growing up from childish act, getting old and mature doesn’t mean broadening their horizons and being knowledgeable but narrowing the gap between knowledge, introspection, soul and body and thought and action.”

“So, I used to be a smarty snob who split the air. Through knowing and realizing something, becoming hot soul is not everything. If I get old and have to act like a grown-up, I want to hold this life in my arms calmly as this life grows riper and riper.”
“Whereabouts am I standing here on this parallel line?”

Yoo Ah In at Style Icon Awards (fan’s pics)

Hi Haveners~

First, let’s congratulate Ah In for receiving the SIA Teen Icon’s Award!~ And I hope you all had a great weekend!  Since there are so many Ah In’s photos from the Style Icon Awards event, I made a slide show for the  press collection~ I hope you will enjoy it~^ ^~

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Now, here are some great photos taken by fans~ Personally, I feel that these photos are much “closer” and clearer than the photos that reporters took~ And by the way, I did obtain their permissions to post their photos at Haven~ Thank you, Bakedbanana nim and Moon I nim~^ ^~

First beautiful set is taken by bakedbanana nim~
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Yoo Ah In: “I Haven’t Dated Another Celebrity Since I was 20 years old”

On the November 2 broadcast of “One Night of TV Entertainment,” Yoo Ah In revealed that he never dated another celebrity after the age of 20 (Korean age). He debuted at age of 18 through the youth series, “Sharp 1.”

On the type of women he has dated, Yoo Ah In described, “A past girlfriend used to go back and forth from being uptight and being relaxed. I felt a certain charm in that and wanted her more.”

Yoo Ah In also stated that in the future, he would like to be in a relationship in which he can give his whole heart to.

Yoo Ah In also revealed in this interview the fact that he carries around three cellphones. On one phone he has 300 contacts stored. The second one has 20 contacts. The third has his closest friends stored and is never off.

Yoo Ah In also carries around a lighter engraved with the words “From —‘s Best Friend, Prince Uhm Hong Shik.” “Uhm Hong Shik” is Yoo Ah In’s real name and the lighter was created for his best friend’s birthday. Yoo Ah In wanted to give something more meaningful and he thought it would be funny. He ordered a thousand of these lighters last year and still has a ton left at home.

Viewers also got a glimpse of Yoo Ah In’s national ID card picture. The picture was taken when he was around 17 and 18 years old. In contrast to his current tough image, the photo shows a cuter and younger side of Yoo Ah In.

In related news, Yoo Ah In’s newest movie, “Punch,” is a box office hit with 1,753,047 viewers recorded between October 20 and November 1.

Source: soompi