Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Feb. 1-3

Quite the battle of all-against-all last weekend, with four major new films opening (not to mention the continuing success of FOREVER THE MOMENT). Nevertheless, it was a quite weekend overall, and no single film really took hold of the public's imagination. This long weekend, with the Seollal holiday, will show what people think of those new releases.

Overall, though, I think it was a decent weekend for Korean movies. The top four movies were all Korean, and five of the top six, and six of the top 10. Not bad. Good enough, in fact, to raise Korean films to 53.9 percent of the box office so far in 2008.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.The Game (Korean) 1.314412.422.88
2.Forever the Moment (Uri Saengae Choego-ui Suga - Korean)1.104092.0219.91
3. Once Upon a Time in Corea (Korean)1.313941.872.31
4. The Man Who Was Superman (Syupeomaenieossdeon Sanai - Korean)1.315141.381.71
5. The Warlords 1.312930.810.99
6.Radio Days (Korean) 1.313140.560.68
7.Cloverfield 1.242550.423.47
8.Happily N'Ever After 1.242120.281.32
9.Open City (Mubangbi Dosi - Korean)1.101590.2410.3
10. Bee Movie1.031180.136.82
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

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