K-actor Ryu Jun Yeol just won the Best Actor Award at the 2023 Baeksang Awards in the film side for sageuk thriller The Night Owl so it’s rather fitting that the movie is being discussed as the last “hit” domestic film in Chungmuro for the last 6 months. The Night Owl sold 3.23M tickets and made a profit so is considered a hit but since then none of the movies have come close to either those ticket sales or even breaking even. The closest is The Point Men with 1.72M tickets sold and Dream with 950K. The issue is that there are movies with good reviews such as Rebound and the K-version of Soulmate but no movie is generating the type of buzz that gets audiences into theaters more than usual. But there are big budget movies on the horizon especially with summer season coming so hopefully it will turn things around.