|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|1.||Forever the Moment (Uri Saengae Choego-ui Sungan - Korean)||1.10||493||3.50||16.3|
|3.||Open City (Mubangbi Dosi - Korean)||1.10||318||1.43||9.46|
|5.||Hellcats (Tteugeoun Geosi Joha - Korean)||1.17||284||0.88||3.37|
|6.||Happily N'Ever After||1.24||240||0.70||0.87|
|8.||Alien vs. Predator||1.17||180||0.37||1.75|
But this is the crazy weekend, with so many high-profile, big-budget films coming out for the Seollal lunar new year holiday. There is a nice analysis in this KOREA TIMES story about how oversupply is hurting (crippling?) the Korean film industry. So true. Everyone knows that 70-ish films is the "proper" amount for the Korean market, and yet the film industry keeps on cranking out 110 a year. Doesn't this feel like a lesson from your Economics 101 textbook? But what can you do when stupid money insists on throwing itself away?