Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - July 18-20

No surprise, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD was the top film last weekend, pulling in about 2.2 million admissions since it opened on Thursday. That is good enough to be about the third-best opening for a Korean film ever (after D-WAR and THE HOST). It is also behind PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 and SPIDER-MAN 3. Still, good company.

John Woo's RED CLIFF put up a valiant fight for its second weekend, adding about $1.57 million to bring its Korean total to $8.14 million.

Otherwise, not a lot of excitement in the box office at the moment. The big question will be how well THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD holds on in the future. Will it fizz out quickly or continue strong?

Next weekend will see another potentially big film opening, Lee Jun-ik's SUNNY, and after that WALL-E and THE DARK KNIGHT will be following closely, so the competition could be tough.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun Nom, Nappeun Nom, Isanghan Nom - Korean) 7.1795411.0414.09
2.Red Cliff 7.103891.578.14
3.Nim's Island 7.173311.371.53
4.Hancock 7.024030.9517.12
5. Public Enemy Returns (Gangcheoljung - Korean) 6.193050.7027.53
6.Wanted 6.263400.6718.60
7.Space Chimps 7.172270.470.51
8.Doremon 7.171000.400.43
9.Kung Fu Panda 6.051740.2729.56
10.Crossing (Korean) 6.261440.175.43
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

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