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Seoul Searching (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,654Details
International Box Office $362Details
Worldwide Box Office $19,016
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  8. Trailer


Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they're on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts--but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2016 (Limited) by Mondo Paradiso Films
International Releases: October 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: 1980s, Korea, Summer Camp, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mondo Paradoso Films, Bowery Hills Entertainment, Wonder Vision
Production Countries: Republic of Korea,
United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Mr. Kim
   Sid Park
   Grace Park
   Sergio Kim
   Klaus Kim
   Kris Schultz

Supporting Cast

Byul Kang    Sue-jin Song
Crystal Kay    Jamie
Han Hee-jun    Chow
Ji-a Park    Jongok Han

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Production and Technical Credits

Benson Lee    Screenwriter
Benson Lee    Producer
Andrea Chung    Producer
Henry Shaw    Executive Producer
Xiaopeng Wang    Executive Producer
Brigette “BJ” Noh*    Executive Producer
Ken Jeong    Executive Producer
Alan Pao    Executive Producer
Daniel Katz    Director of Photography
Steve M. Choe    Editor
Benson Lee    Editor
Woody Pak    Composer
Shirley Kurata    Costume Designer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/17 56 $8,966   1 $8,966   $8,966 1
2016/06/24 60 $7,204 -20% 2 $3,602   $18,654 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/17 - $5,734   1 $5,734   $5,734 1
2016/06/18 - $1,881 -67% 1 $1,881   $7,615 2
2016/06/19 - $1,351 -28% 1 $1,351   $8,966 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/17 60 $11,450   1 $11,450   $11,450 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Korea 10/2/2016 $359 1 1 1 $359 10/7/2016
Rest of World $3
International Total$362 10/7/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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