Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Sept. 12-14

Much like last weekend, THE DIVINE WEAPON and MAMMA MIA! fought neck-and-neck for the top spot at the box office. And just like last weekend, THE DIVINE WEAPON won (although for some strange reason, Variety and Hollywood Reporter box office stories claimed that MAMMA MIA won. But not true).

FINAL CUT, the movie-within-a-movie tale of gangsters in the film business, had an okay opening, landing in third. Kim Soo-ro's latest comedy was fourth.

Two Japanese films in the top 10 -- 20TH CENTURY BOYS in sixth and BOYS OVER FLOWERS in seventh.

Looks like THE DARK KNIGHT is pretty much finished. But it did crawl past 4 million admissions, for a solid showing (although far, far from the records it set in North America).

WALL-E fell out of the top 10 this week, coming in at 11th. WALL-E's run in the theaters is nearly finished, but at least the film topped 1 million admissions. Would be a crime for a film that good to have done anything less.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.The Divine Weapon (Shingijeon - Korean) 9.045983.9712.04
2.Mamma Mia! 9.045163.7010.83
3.Rough Cut (Yeonghwaneun Yeonghwada - Korean) 9.114021.852.23
4.Our English Teacher (Ulhakgyo Iti - Korean) 9.113831.231.41
5. Bangkok Dangerous 9.112310.530.64
6.20th Century Boys 9.112690.450.64
7.Boys Over Flowers 9.111850.270.34
8.Dark Knight 8.071210.2026.48
9.Earth 9.042130.170.77
10.Star Wars: Clone Wars 9.042490.0980.48
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 98% of nationwide box office)

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