NOTES ON ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE AND MORE FROM KOREA (OR WHEREVER)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Aug. 8-10

Sorry for the lateness of the box office again this week. But once again, KOBIS's numbers were not finalized until today.

Lots of strange things to note in the top 10 this week. First of all, how mediocre THE DARK KNIGHT did. Sure it was No. 1, but it barely topped 1 million admissions. I thought it would have been closer to 2 million.

WALL-E also opened rather weakly, although Pixar has not had a huge hit in Korea since FINDING NEMO. Also this week there was a lot of competition.

In the world of positive strangeness, MUMMY 3 continued to kick butt. The movie is doing mad business here in Korea, way out of proportion compared to the rest of the world.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Dark Knight 8.075495.287.78
2.Mummy 3 7.315433.2620.80
3.Gosa (Korean) 8.073652.483.57
4.The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Joheun Nom, Nappeun Nom, Isanghan Nom - Korean) 7.173821.7338.58
5. Wall-E 8.073511.572.14
6.An Eye for an Eye (Nuneneun Nun Ieneun I - Korean) 7.314011.659.61
7.Sunny (Nimeun Meon Gose - Korean) 7.242470.4410.69
8.Keroro 8.07840.300.42
9.Doremon 7.17420.0551.80
10.Space Chimps 7.17300.0141.55
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 97% of nationwide box office)

1 comment:

Jay said...

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