(FYI, this year, summer begins April 30, with the release of IRON MAN).
Not a good weekend for Korean movies, either, with only two films in the top 10 -- THE GUARD POST at No. 5 and THE CHASER down in ninth.
If it makes you feel any better, it was not even a good weekend for Hollywood. Most of the foreign films on the chart this week were from other parts -- TAKEN is French (from Luc Besson's crew), THREE KINGDOMS and EMPRESS AND THE WARRIORS are from Hong Kong.
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|5.||The Guard Post (GP 506 - Korean)||4.03||276||0.42||5.79|
|6.||The Bucket List||4.09||90||0.27||0.90|
|7.||The Empress and the Warriors||4.09||268||0.18||1.13|
|9.||The Chaser (Chugyeokja - Korean)||2.14||150||0.17||33.43|
For those keeping track at home, the current overall standings are:
- Korea at 52.2 percent of the year's box office
- United States at 36.6 percent
- Europe at 6.6 percent
- China and Hong Kong at 4.1 percent
- Japan at 1.2 percent