Hollywood is certainly starting off 2008 strong, with nearly 70 percent of the boxoffice. Top film over the holidays was THE GOLDEN COMPASS, which has made over $15 million since it opened on Dec. 18. NATIONAL TREASURE 2 is also doing well, with around $8.2 million since Dec. 20.
Top Korean movies is SEX IS ZERO 2, with about $12 million since Dec. 13 (with about $1.1 million of that coming over the long holiday weekend).
Very sad to see HANSEL & GRETEL open so poorly. Just $1 million since it opened on Dec. 27. Very disappointing on a lot of levels. I missed the press screening because I was on holiday, but I hope to get a review up on this site in the next few days.
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Attendance||Total Attendance|
|1.||The Golden Compass||12.18||397||332,053||2,167,087|
|2.||National Treasure 2||12.20||338||237,722||1,105,853|
|3.||Sex Is Zero 2 (Saekjeuk Shigong Sijeun 2 - Korean)||12.13||319||158,320||1,658,665|
|4.||I Am Legend||12.12||313||145,944||2,274,330|
|6.||Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium||12.19||287||133,782||446,776|
|7.||My Love (Nae Sarang - Korean)||12.20||293||133,508||749,388|
|8.||Hansel & Gretel||12.27||245||117,121||140,455|
|9.||Rainbow Eyes (Gamyeon - Korean)||12.27||261||113,846||142,701|
Hrm... Looks like KOBIS has updated its website. Looks nice enough, but it still does not work well at all with Safari. More information than ever, though.