Monday, September 11, 2006

Korea Week Box Office - Sept. 8-10

A bit of a quite weekend this week, as the Korean film world recovers from summer and prepares for the coming Chuseok Holiday onslaught. In the No. 1 spot, we have the debut of BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE (연애, 그 참을 수 없는 가벼움). It is nice to see Jang Jin-young back and doing well, after the fiasco that was BLUE SWALLOW.

More interesting, perhaps, is the surprising strength of LIKE A VIRGIN (천하장사 마돈나), which moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 this week. I guess the film has been getting some pretty good word of mouth... not bad for a movie about a boy who wants to get a sex-change operation. I have not seen it, but apparently it is a gentle-spirited film that is uplifting and quite non-judgmental.

This WeekTitle........................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Attendance (Seoul only)Total Attendance
1.Between Love and Hate9.0725385,000298,000
2.Like a Virgin8.3119154,000483,000
3.Sinking of Japan8.3122051,800796,940
4.The Host7.2725148,50012,790,800
5.Ttukbang Jeonseol9.0724547,000248,900
6.The Sentinel9.0710729,200100,500
7.No Mercy for the Rude8.2415520,400873,400
8.United 939.077016,00048,000
9.Lake House8.319712,100154,700
10.Woman on the Beach8.311178,400206,300

(source: Film 2.0)

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