11:03 pm - 12/13/2012

Song Joong Ki Tells Fans To Stop Watching His Movie?

“Stop watching my movie.”

This is what Song Joong Ki, the male lead of “A Werewolf Boy” tells his fans when he goes to give his stage greetings. Each time Song Joong Ki stood on stage before the movie started, he would say, “Stop watching my movie,” which perplexed the crowd. But finally, he opened up and shared his reasons.

Song Joong Ki shared, “I had a few conversations with some female students in the audience while we were giving our stage greetings for the film. The students told me, ‘I watched your movie 16 times,’ and ‘I watched it 35 times.’ So I told them, ‘Why did you watch the same movie that many times? Isn’t 7,000 won (about $6.50) big money to students?’ And then I had no choice but to tell them to stop watching the film.”

“A Werewolf Boy” was released on October 31 and has surpassed the 6.5 millionth view and it seems like it is largely thanks to the many female students re-watching the film over and over again. It is common for fans to re-watch performances like musicals, plays and concerts since it is a live performance and may contain different bits and pieces each time. However, it isn’t very common for people to re-watch films in the movie theater. A special event survey showed that a 16-year-old student watched “A Werewolf Boy” more than 70 times in the theater.

A 17-year-old high school female student, who is a Song Joong Ki fan, commented, “After the drama, ‘Nice Guy‘ was over, I couldn’t see oppa anymore so that’s why I went to the theater,” and “I cry each time I watch the movie because of Chul Soo (Song Joong Ki’s character in the movie).”

It is clear that Song Joong Ki’s immense star power had a lot to do with the success of this movie. Song Joong Ki, along with his co-star Park Bo Young and director Jo Sung Hee went around to 105 different movie theaters to give their stage greetings. It is rare for a film cast to give more than 100 different stage greetings. The stage greeting happens before the film starts and the audience members are able to see the stars of the film right before their eyes.

The film staff posted up dates and locations for these stage greetings on their Facebook, Twitter and Internet fan cafes, which also led to many requests for stage greetings being made from different areas. Last month, when the CSATs were over, an influx of female high school students occurred at these stage greetings. Over 600,000 “likes” were made for photos of these stage greetings on the “A Werewolf Boy” official Facebook page.

Director Jo shared, “I don’t think I’ll forget that one passionate fan who showed me her scrapbook filled with still cuts from the film and movie ticket stubs.”

source: soompi
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muzegrey 14th-Dec-2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Crazy. Seriously.
I thought I was bad going to the movies like Harry Potter 3 times so I could go with different friends but 16 32 times?
Get a life! When do students even have time to see a movie that many times?

Edited at 2012-12-14 04:56 am (UTC)
purekpopology 14th-Dec-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Seriously! Even if they have the time (ignoring schoolwork probably) where do they get the money?!

Wait till it comes out on DVD crazy fans!
anconeous 14th-Dec-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
I love Song Joongki, but it's ridiculous to watch his movie 70 times in the theater.

With that said, I can't wait to watch Wolf Boy. Seriously.
purekpopology 14th-Dec-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
No kidding. It looks amazing. He's amazing. I really like Park Boyoung too. UGH. Everything about that movie is going to be flawless. I just know it.
love_allure 35 times??? 14th-Dec-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
sandra_hall Re: 35 times??? 14th-Dec-2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
bestsama 14th-Dec-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
was anyone else disappointed by "wolf boy"?

it was good, but best melodrama of all time good??? idk... it just felt really long to me and it was so fucking depressing
love_allure 14th-Dec-2012 05:09 am (UTC)
it's playing here in la and i'm purposely not going because i heard it's sad as hell. D: no thank you, nope.
asnindie 14th-Dec-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
70 times, girl what are you doing.
_union180 14th-Dec-2012 05:30 am (UTC)
not excessive at all for such a flawless movie
muhnaplusmuhna 14th-Dec-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Screw tptb! Spill the tea and continue to use celebrity power well, dude!

Seriously, that could pay for one of my courses
yingmoon26 14th-Dec-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
WHOOOA i adore him but those people are obsessed omg. new level of addiction to a non-idol?
tsuyoi_hikari 14th-Dec-2012 08:39 am (UTC)
It's crazy. 70 times? Where do they even get the time?

I got my fair of watching the same movies many times but only if they actually worth it -- acting, script, and overall storyline. And I only watch it once a year to reminisce the movies (not 70 times in a matter of 2 months). :O TBH I think that the only worth Kmovie to watch over and over again would be 'A Moment to Remember'. :3
soramai 14th-Dec-2012 10:13 am (UTC)
Titanic 2.0
swhyeon1991 14th-Dec-2012 10:32 am (UTC)
Wooooow idek.
edanz_castle 14th-Dec-2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
Ahhh I remember the times when you could watch a moVie for $6.50. And then IMAX and 3D crap came up and all the movie prices skyrocketed and then the trend went over towards the concession stand and now it takes 20 bucks for a small popcorn and soda.....

AnywayZZZ....Wooooowww. Was the movie that good to watch over and over?
ayumikoshiro 14th-Dec-2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
Girl you need to go buy Nice Guy on DVD or go watch something old at home... going to the theaters 70 times smh.
yamapilovergyal 14th-Dec-2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
I just watched the movie last night at the screening in Toronto and I have to say his acting was FLAWLESS. I would watch this movie over 5 more times in theater but it was only airing for a week :( This movie brought so much laughter and tears to my eyes. I respect this guy so much more because he filmed this while acting in Innocent men at the same time <3
mentality34 14th-Dec-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
he didn't film this at the same time as nice guy. he did have to promote it while filming nice guy though, which is why he didnt show up to a lot of the events.
b1gay4 14th-Dec-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
nice guy wasn't even that good but the movie was a`0 k but who even has money to watch a movie 35 times don't you have school???
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