Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Feb. 15-17

Huh? People were interested in seeing JUMPER? I would not have guessed that.

Nice to see THE CHASER doing well. The low-budget thriller got really good reviews and seems to have found an audience. But how long can it hold on? On Thursday, it will have to compete against the 3:10 TO YUMA, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and DEATHNOTE: L.

FOREVER THE MOMENT has now officially passed the 4-million-admissions mark, making it the biggest Korean hit since D-WAR.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Jumper 2.144293.724.69
2.The Chaser (Chugeokja - Korean) 2.145073.594.34
3.The Spiderwick Chronicles 2.142071.071.25
4.Once Upon a Time in Corea (Korean) 1.313100.729.25
5. Lovers of Six Years (6 Nyeonjjae Yeonaejung - Korean) 2.052840.716.64
6.The Orphanage 2.141950.470.58
7.Life Is Beautiful (Daehani, Mingukssi - Korean) 2.141970.410.51
8.The Devil's Game (Deo Geim - Korean) 1.312800.409.43
9.Forever the Moment (Uri Saengae Choigo-ui Sungan - Korean) 1.102650.3625.63
10.The Martian Child 2.14180.0600.070
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

As long as I am mentioning coming films, Feb. 28 sees the Korean release of Hong Sang-soo's NIGHT AND DAY and Cristian Mungiu's Cannes-winner 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS. And RAMBO 4.

March 6 is the happy day THERE WILL BE BLOOD comes out, which is the movie I really, really want to see. Wong Kar-wai's MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS comes out then, too.

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