'Sweet 20' Breaks Vietnamese Box Office Record

By Noh, Jean | Screen International, February 19, 2016 | Go to article overview

'Sweet 20' Breaks Vietnamese Box Office Record


Noh, Jean, Screen International


Comedy Sweet 20 has broken Vietnam's box office record for highest-grossing local film, according to South Korean studio CJ Entertainment.

Co-produced by CJ Entertainment and Vietnam's HK Film, Sweet 20 is a localised remake of CJ's Korean hit Miss Granny, about the adventures of a cranky old lady who is magically transformed into her 20-year-old self, with a talent for singing.

Directed by first-time feature director Phan Gia Nhat Linh, Sweet 20 stars Miu Le, Hua Vi Van and Ngo Kien Huy.

Released Dec 11, the film clocked up $4.76m as of Feb 17, pushing out previous record-holder Let Hoi Decide, which recorded $4.75m last January. (Director Charlie Nguyen's romantic comedy was also a CJ co-production, for which the Korean company partnered with Vietnam's Chanh Phuong Films.)

Part of CJ's 'One Source Multi Territory' strategy of taking an original property and remaking it into several different localised versions, Miss Granny first got 8. …

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