[20160114] “Mood of the Day” Ranks High in Box Office Korea on its Premiere

Yoo Yeon Seok and Moon Chae Won’s newest movie <Mood of the Day> premiered on 14 January 2016 and immediately ranked the highest among Korean movies in the box office on its opening day. With 67,531 admissions, the movie came in second behind the Oscar-nominated movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant. The good performance continues throughout the weekend, retaining second spot with 279,863 admissions according to the data released by KOBIZ.

The movie is dubbed as the first rom-com of the year due to its romantic elements, youthful vibes, chemistry between the leads and the laughter it brings to the audience. In particular, a lot of movie goers praise the sweet and fantastic chemistry between Yoo Yeon Seok and Moon Chae Won. Want some proofs of their sizzling chemistry?

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The movie also set a new buzz surrounding Yoo Yeon Seok as it pops new question whether he fits 맹공남 (maeng gong nam) character like Jae Hyun or 순정남 (sun jong nam) character like chilbong. Jae Hyun, his character in the <Mood of the Day”, is called 맹공남 as he is someone who is not afraid to immediately pursue the women who attracts his heart. Meanwhile, Yoo Yeon Seok’s image has been long attached to Chilbong, a perfect 순정남 character who dedicates his heart to only one woman for very long time. Still armed with good look, broad shoulder and gentle manners, Yoo Yeon Seok’s take on Jae Hyun gives him an unexpected fresh appeal among the audience.

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To see whether he fits better as maeng gong nam or sun jong nam, make sure you catch the movie to get the answer yourself. In the mean time, you may want to read the movie’s reviews released by JongAng daily and HanCinema. JongAng Daily has released the SWOT analysis of the movie while HanCinema highlights the movie’s three key of success in captivating audience’s heart.

Picture source: Naver, Montura Korea, Tailorable KoreaSophy & Taylor

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