Getting to 3 million is going to be tough, though, with THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD opening this Thursday. I have a feeling GBW is going to be on just about every screen on the peninsula... going to be a very tough weekend for the competition next weekend.
As for this weekend's movies... PUBLIC ENEMY RETURNS is still doing fairly well, and has not inched past the 4 million admissions mark. Looks like 5 million is pretty unlikely, but not a bad run.
|This Week||Title............................................||Release Date||Screens Nationwide||Weekend Revenue (bil. won)||Total Revenue (bil. won)|
|4.||Public Enemy Returns (Gangcheoljung - Korean)||6.19||397||2.00||25.99|
|5.||Kung Fu Panda||6.05||386||1.17||29.12|
|9.||Santamaria (Jalmotdoen Mannam - Korean)||7.10||189||0.19||0.22|
Will Lee Jun-ik's SUNNY be this year's D-WAR to GBW's MAY 18? I.e., can Lee's film (which will be released July 24) piggyback off of GBW's excitement without being overwhelmed by the competition, similar to how D-WAR and MAY 18 both did well last year?. Still a couple of weeks ago from finding out.
Last year, the studios pretty much left August open for Korean films to do well. This year, however, we have WALL-E and THE DARK KNIGHT coming quickly, so there could be a lot more competition.