NOTES ON ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE AND MORE FROM KOREA (OR WHEREVER)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Korea Weekend Box Office - March 16-18
Hong Kong Edition

Greetings from Hong Kong! The Hollywood Reporter has graciously sent me to the Hong Kong Filmart, to spend the week writing about movie deals and industry schmoozing and the like. For my money, the Pusan International Film Festival is more fun, but HK Filmart has perhaps more in terms of movie business. This week is always incredibly busy, but I will try to check in once or twice to comment on how things are going.

Meanwhile, back in the world of Korean movies, 300 had the big opening, just like we suspected -- took in just over $7 million, counting from the early Wednesday night opening.

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY continues to chug along, once again in second place.

Otherwise, not a whole lot to note. 300 kind of overpowered most of the competition... plus I need to get some sleep for a long day tomorrow. Cheers.

This WeekTitle........................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Attendance (Seoul only)Total Attendance
1.3003.14353262,8001,031,500
2.Music and Lyrics By2.2813160,600837,500
3.The Illusionist3.0824039,700467,100
4.Big Bang3.1422434,300210,100
5.The Painted Veil3.1410528,00076,000
6.Pursuit of Happiness2.2814021,900573,600
7.Miracle on 1st Street2.1422214,0002,683,000
8.Dreamgirls2.226611,000700,000
9.Little Runner3.141358,90029,200
10.Smokin' Aces3.081335,200147,000

(Source: Film2.0)

1 comment:

Hana said...

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