Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Feb. 8-10

Seollal is always one of the best seasons in Korea for going to the movies. And this year, because Seollal fell on a Thursday, that meant people got most of the week off of work. In other words, last week was a movie-going holiday with limitless potential.

Unfortunately, the competition was pretty unbelievable. Six new, high-profile Korean films have been released in the past couple of weeks... all of which did okay, but none of which was able to distinguish itself from the others. As a result, a lot of films there did okay, but nothing special.

The one special film continues to be FOREVER THE MOMENT, which has now topped 4 million admissions... or over $25 million.

Oh, Korean films are now up to 61.5 percent of the year's box office, in case you were curious.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Once Upon a Time in Corea (Korean) 1.313533.187.65
2.Forever the Moment (Uri Sangae Choego-ui Sungan - Korean) 1.103572.8824.83
3.Lovers of Six Years (6 Nyeonjjae Yeonaejung - Korean) 2.053862.964.90
4.The Devil's Game (Deo Geim - Korean) 1.313272.918.24
5. His Last Gift (Majimak Seonmul - Korean) 1.312910.931.47
6.The Man Who Was Superman (Syupeomaenieossdeon Sanai - Korean)1.312980.923.45
7. The Warlords1.312360.772.37
8. Charlie Wilson's War2.061650.580.97
9.Radio Days (Korean) 1.312290.331.32
10.Alien vs. Predator 2 1.241340.281.73
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

Sorry for not doing more updates these days. As I said before, am rather busy with regular work, plus I am trying to get a couple of new things off the ground. Hopefully I will be able to announce them soon.

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