'Lust' takes $1.9 mil at Korean boxoffice


SEOUL -- Ang Lee's sexy thriller "Lust, Caution" made a strong debut in South Korea, pulling in about US$1.9 million since its opening Friday.

Despite the risque subject matter and long running time, distributor CJ Entertainment gave "Lust, Caution" a fairly wide release, with just over 300 screens.

Lee's previous film, "Brokeback Mountain," had a much smaller release, earning around US$1.3 million in a four-week run.

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was Lee's most successful movie in Korea, taking in about US$5 million in 2000.