Most of the rest of the top 10 is basically the same as last week. Top film once again is GOING BY THE BOOK, which took in $2.9 million over the weekend to raise its total boxoffice to something over $8 million.
SHADOWS IN THE PALACE took the second spot again, with $1.8 million over the weekend and a total boxoffice of just less than $7 million.
COPYING BEETHOVEN still going strong in sixth after three weeks.
Most shockingly bad opening in quite some time goes to PUNCH LADY, which had just 22,000 admissions (about $150,000) despite appearing on 240 screens. That does not even come close to paying for 240 prints, never mind the production costs and advertising.
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Attendance||Total Attendance|
|1.||Going by the Book (Bareuge Salja - Korean)||10.18||402||421,500||1,173,875|
|2.||Shadows in the Palace (Gungneo - Korean)||10.18||381||266,723||989,715|
|4.||Resident Evil 3||10.18||253||116,701||416,109|
|5.||Love Exposure (Eokkae Neomeo-ui Yeonin - Korean)||10.18||247||56,036||251,796|
|7.||Tokyo Tower (Japan)||10.25||71||25,211||28,901|
|8.||Happiness (Haengbok - Korean)||10.03||209||23,070||1,178,201|
|9.||Rush Hour 3||10.03||134||22,780||776,106|
|10.||Punch Lady (Peonchi Reidi - Korean)||10.25||240||21,441||25,863|
Interestingly, KOBIS claims its boxoffice tracking now covers 97 percent of screens in Korea. That is pretty close to complete. Nice to see the KOBIS system finally getting near total compliance.
Korean movies now have 51.1 percent of the year's boxoffice. Hollywood is down to 43.2 percent. Quite a change in fortunes from July, when Hollywood was outpacing Korea.