Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Korea Weekend Box Office - Oct. 24-26

A top-11 this week, in honor of Bong Joon-ho's latest film, one-third of the triptych TOKYO!, which opened in eleventh.

But the top film this week was a Korean film, MY WIFE GOT MARRIED, pulling in just over 500,000 admissions since its release on Thursday. I think I am too depressed by the dollar-won exchange rate to convert its revenues into US dollars... suffice it to say, though, 3.42 billion won is worth a fair bit less than the $3.42 million it would have been worth a couple of months ago (fine, it converts to about $2.36 million at the current exchange rate).

Then you have a bunch of Hollywood films. Followed by CRUSH & BLUSH, and then the opening of a Korean film that I do not know much about, HEARTBREAK LIBRARY. And, way down in eleventh, TOKYO!

This WeekTitle............................................Release DateScreens NationwideWeekend Revenue (bil. won)Total Revenue (bil. won)
1.My Wife Got Married (Anaega Gyeolhonhaessda - Korean) 10.235042.853.42
2.Eagle Eyes 10.093591.7911.33
3.Body of Lies 10.233111.391.61
4.Mamma Mia 9.042800.5927.40
5. Crush & Blush (Misseu Hongdangmu - Korean) 10.163210.592.90
6.Painted Skin 10.232080.460.54
7.Heartbreak Library (Geu Namja-ui Chaek 198-jjok - Korean) 10.232890.300.36
8.The Dutchess 10.162440.231.32
9.Death Race 10.161830.170.89
10.Under the Siam Moon 10.16760.0790.31
10.Tokyo! (one-third Korean) 10.23590.0730.087
(Source: KOBIS - Figures represent 98% of nationwide box office)

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