Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Oct. 17-19

It must a strange week when the most interesting movie is a 9th place debut. But that is what we have this weekend, when the coolest film in the top-10 is a stunning four years old.

I am talking about APOLOGY/APPLE, the Moon So-ri film that was ready way back in December 2004, but finally made it to the theater last Friday. Nearly four years. Bizarre. I saw the film in November 2005 at the Tokyo FilmEx and quite liked it. APOLOGY opened in just No. 9 (No. 11 by attendance), but it is probably the most interesting film in the Korean box office at the moment. Go see it, you'll be happy you did.

Wish I had more to say, But Shia LaBouef is No. 1 for a second week, so I am less than pleased. Go see APOLOGY or rent something good.

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.Eagle Eye 10.094412.828.54
2.Crush Blush (Miss Hongdangmu - Korean) 10.163511.401.70
3.Mamma Mia 9.042890.7626.35
4.The Dutchess 10.162410.630.75
5. Death Race 10.161790.440.50
6.How to Lose Friends and Alienate People 10.162390.330.41
7.Modern Boy (Korean) 10.023060.244.86
8.Gogo 70s (Korean) 10.022620.223.70
9.Apology/Apple (Sagwa - Korean)10.161310.170.21
10.The Divine Weapon (Singijeon - Korean) 9.041910.1624.23
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 98% of nationwide box office)

If you like old films, you will have another chance to see a long-delayed film beginning Thursday, when the two-year-old ONCE UPON A TIME IN SEOUL opens.

Btw, we are now about 10 days away from the Joy Division song, CONTROL from being released. Everyone should check it out. Great band. Very good film.

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