Monday, February 12, 2007

Korea Weekend Box Office - Feb. 9-11

Just a top-nine list this week, at least that's all Film 2.0 is sharing with us.

Leading the way is A DAY FOR AN AFFAIR, Kim Hye-su's first film since re-igniting her career with TAZZA last fall. An R-rated sex-comedy about bored housewives looking for a little fun outside of their marriages... Not a bad opening, heading into the big holiday weekend next week, with 685,500 admissions, or about $4.62 million.

Last week's big hit, VOICE OF A MURDERER, lost some steam in its sophomore weekend, dropping to No. 2 and losing about 50% of its box office. VOICE was the first big hit from the new production company Zip Cine. They are a really good, small production house, and I'm quite happy to see them doing well. Zip's next release will be the new Hur Jin-ho film, HAPPINESS... coming out some time in the summer or fall (date not set yet, although the filming is done).

Third went to the debut of THE MASTER KIMS, known in Korean by the more elaborate title KIM GWAN-JANG DAE KIM GWAN-JANG DAE KIM GWAN-JANG. CHARLOTTE'S WEB was the other big debut this week, hitting the chart in fourth.

And... nothing too exciting happening in the top-10 this week. YOBI held on, at No. 9, so has a decent shot at getting a little Seollal holiday bounce next weekend.

Oh, and No. 10 was APOCALYPTO, in case you were wondering.

This WeekTitle........................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Attendance (Seoul only)Total Attendance
1.A Day for an Affair2.08413166,000685,500
2.Voice of a Murderer1.31440131,0002,400,000
3.Master KIMs2.08397104,300504,600
4.Charlotte's Web2.0815037,000150,000
5.The Perfect Couple1.2522827,0001,257,100
7.200-Pound Beauty12.1415521,7006,561,800
8.Curse of the Golden Flower1.2516213,900897,400
9.Yobi: The Five-Tailed Fox1.2510510,000420,000

(Source: Film2.0)

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